Music and Singing
We also currently have a progression of skills in our music lessons. We have outside support for the teaching of music for Key Stage 2. Key Stage One have weekly music sessions that focus on using their voices, the singing is also continued in our assemblies.
Year 3 have weekly African drum lessons with Mr Hooper, which the children really enjoy. Our Year 5 children are learning the cello, strings are sounded either by drawing the bow across them (arco), or sometimes by plucking them (pizzacato). The children usually play pizzicato to begin with, so they have the time to learn the notes and how to read sheet music. New for this academic year is Year 6 learning the bass guitar. This was an instrument the children were interested in learning and it also continues the previous string instruments they have learnt.
Year 6 have weekly guitar lessons, this enables them to transfer the music skills that they have learnt during violin lessons in Year 4 and 5 and apply them to a different string instrument.
As the children move through the school they learn several instruments, how to read and write music as well as take part in weekly whole school singing at the end of each assembly.
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