Music

'Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.'

​The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians 
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence 
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.' (Purpose of study - National Curriculum).

 

Music is embraced at Scholar Green through our Singing Assemblies, Music for Life Lessons, visiting specialist teachers, class lessons, singing club, school productions, special celebratory assemblies and recorder club!

 

Opportunities in school have included:

Harvest Service

During October each year, we hold our whole school harvest service. The whole school sing a selection of harvest songs including: All These Gifts, Cauliflowers Fluffy and Beautiful World, and the choir (Singing Scholars) also delight the audience with a superbly rehearsed harvest favourite!!

Christmas

In December, we have the pleasure of performing our Christmas Carol Service at The Parish of Old Rode, where each class beautifully sing a selection of traditional christmas carols to welcome in the Christmas Season.

New Equipment!

Back in September 2014, following an audit of the school's music equipment,we organised a whole school Sing-a-thon to raise money to update and replace instruments.  We commenced the day with a whole school assembly and then each class sang a different song on the hour, from 10am until 3pm.  We sang: Happy, Yellow Submarine and Let it Go - to name but a few! 

A music filled, toe tapping day was had by all and what an amazing response we had - £543.50 raised!!!  Consequently, we completely replenished our stock of percussion instruments and enhanced the learning opportunities of our children from reception through to year 6. We now have enough percussion instruments to cater for every child in a whole class lesson.

Comments from children throughout the school were extremely positive.  Please see some examples below:

In Reception:

One girl stated, 'this makes a different sound,' whilst trying out the different keys on a glockenspiel.

Another child remarked how the sleigh bells sounded like Santa was coming!

In Year 4:

One child stated,'I really liked playing the drums and the didgeridoo.  I would give them a 10 out of 10!'

Another child stated, 'we were playing the glockenspiel and we made up a tune, it went G,A,G,A,E,C,D,F,F,F,F.  All the new instruments are excellent.'

Other children spoke about how they have enjoyed following a beat with the drums, creating rhythms with the eggs, increasing and decreasing the dynamics when playing the gecko and how pleased they were with the quality of the new instruments.   

Music lessons at school Scholar Green are fun, engaging and innovative!

Please see the pictures below of some of the new equipment and children enjoying them!

Contact the School

Scholar Green Primary School

Congleton Rd North,
Scholar Green,
Stoke-On-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST7 3HF

Cheshire East Local Authority School

Main Contact: Headteacher - Lyndsey Colman

Tel: 01270 685181
admin@scholargreen.cheshire.sch.uk

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