Hello and welcome to the music page!
The music page will show photo’s and videos of the children making progress on their instruments throughout the year and will be regularly updated. We will also publish dates of future events and let you know what is happening and when. We are very excited that we have two music clubs up and running this year. Monday is School Choir and Tuesday is the brand new Ukulele Club. There are several events for these two clubs during the year and they are already working hard in preparation for their big performances. If your child is interested in joining one of these clubs, then please come and find me so i can see if there are any free places available.
We also now have Musica Kirklees coming into our school to teach individual music lessons. If you child would like an individual music lesson then please come and speak to me so I can let you have the required paperwork. These lessons do cost money but are well worth it for your child to have this great experience of learning to play a musical instrument.
If I can help in anyway please come and find me.
Director of Music
Up and coming events
December 2019 – Date to be confirmed – Celebration Concert for Years 1,2 School Choir and Ukulele Club
February 13th – Mrs Sunderland Singing Festival – School Choir
March 2019 – Date to be confirmed – Celebration Concert for Years 3,4 School Choir and Ukulele Club
24th March – Focus-Trust Music Festival 2020 – School Choir and Ukulele Club
16th – 18th June – Primary Music Festival 2020 – School Choir
July 2020 – A Musical Celebration – Year 1,2,3,4 School Choir and Ukulele Club
Year 1 are learning the ocarina this year
Year 2 are learning the recorder this year
Year 3 are learning the ukulele this year
Year 4 are learning the keyboard this year
Autumn Term – What has your child been learning in music this term?
This term the children in Year 1 have been learning about pulse and rhythm. They have learnt how to read some of the basic rhythm cards and can play these on the hand drums. They have learnt to notes on the Ocarina and are starting to learn how to read music. They are also learning how to make a good sound on the Ocarina and the correct technique. The students have also had singing sessions and are currently learning call and response songs to help improve their pitch and intonation.
This term in Year 2 the children have been continuing their learning of pulse and rhythm from last year and are now playing all of the basic rhythm cards accurately on the hand drum. They have learnt two notes on the recorder and are learning how to read music and swap fingers to produce different notes. They are learning the correct technique and know how to make a good secure sound on the recorder. The students have also had singing sessions and are currently learning a Spanish song and lots of action songs to help improve their pitch and intonation even further.
This term in Year 3 the children have been securing their knowledge and skills o pulse and rhythm and have transferred their skills on to the Ukulele. They can play all of the basic rhythm cards and are now moving onto the more advanced rhythms. They have learnt three chords on the Ukulele with correct technique, and they can sing and play three songs with secure intonation and good singing. They are learning how to read chord notation on songs and how to change chords quickly without stopping.
This term in Year 4 the children have been learning how to play the keyboard. They have transferred their skills and knowledge of the rhythm cards onto the keyboard and have learnt to play all of the advanced rhythms on the keyboard. Everyone has learnt how to play hot cross buns with secure technique with both hands and we are now working on the 12 bar blues and jingle bells. The children are learning how to read keyboard music fluently and which fingers to use for each note.
Buying a musical instrument
Buying your child an instrument would really help them make faster progress and makes an excellent celebration gift for them. Please see the link for help on how to buy a good quality but affordable instrument. Please don’t just buy one a cheap one from the internet as many of these are toys and are not suitable for music lessons.
Year 2 have also learn how to play two notes on the recorder. Check out their video below!
Here is year 3 singing and playing their ukuleles after only 3 lessons. We are very proud of them!
Year 4 have been learning to play the Keyboard. We are really proud of the students as they have all learnt how to play using a secure handshape in only 6 lessons.
The children have learnt to play Jingle Bells with two hands… not bad after only 12 lessons!
Check out the 12 bar blues video below as well!
Boothroyd Singers meet on a Monday evening from 3.00 – 4.00pm.
Anyone from KS2 is welcome to come and join us. When we record a song we will put it on this page for you all to watch and enjoy.
Shotgun on rehearsal number two! A really great effort by everyone well done!
One Call Away on rehearsal three! Well done to our soloist!