At All Saints it is our aim to inspire children to develop; a love of listening to music, learning how to play musical instruments and to confidently perform in front of an audience. We are very lucky to have several members of staff who are well-trained music teachers and we are very fortunate to have a trained music specialist HLTA, Mr Ferwerda, who will be delivering some of our music lessons. We aim to create as many opportunities for the children of All Saints to develop and showcase their musical talents through high quality music curriculum lessons and individual music tuition. Through our weekly singing collective worships, we aim to provide children with high quality live music experiences as well as singing together as a choir. All the staff are determined to bring our curriculum to life through the use of topic-linked music sessions where children apply knowledge learned through other subject into their music lessons. Check out the gallery below to see how we have used Music across our Journey of Discovery.
Over recent months we have begun, as a school, to integrate music technology into our curriculum through the use of Garageband. This app has allowed children to use a wide range of instruments and effects from around the world to create compositions. Examples of this have been when children created space-themed soundtracks and when they produced covers of the Tudor song, Greensleeves.
Our school is now the proud owners of an electric and acoustic drum kit for our children to enjoy learning how to rock a beat.
1) Musical vocabulary and notation - This year, we are aiming to further develop our pupils' use of technical musical vocabulary when listening and appraising, and composing pieces of music. Terminology such as: timbre, texture, dynamics, temp etc. Our Upper Key Stage Two children will be beginning to learn musical theory and will be taught how to read and write simple musical notation.
2) Small group music tuition - This year, we will be aiming to introduce small group music tuition in order to give ALL pupils access to learning an instrument. Not only will this encourage independence and confidence, learning an instrument has been proven to have a host of transferable skills including, but not limited to, memory, concentration, reading and counting skills.
3) Wider opportunities – as our musical skills develop we would like our talents to be shared with our local community. We will be performing at local concerts, churches, hospitals, school events and even at larger events such as: Young Voices.
Mrs K Watkins
Music Lead/Kangaroos Teacher
I am Mrs Watkins, Kangaroos' class teacher and I have the pleasure of being Music Lead at All Saints. I love to sing and I am proud to run the All Saints' choir. I think music is such an important part of the curriculum and I try to slip in different songs and pieces of music wherever I can. I also strongly believe in the calming effect classical music has on concentration and focus so you will often hear it in my classroom! If you have any questions about Music at All Saints, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.