Young Voices 2018This year a record number of our pupils have performed with the Young Voices Choir at the O2 Arena.
(See Clubs for more details)
"Bach to the future" roadshow.
This was a wonderful opportunity for KS2 children to listen to live orchestral music and be introduced to different sections of the orchestra.
We explored how sound is made. The orchestra demonstrated how instruments could be made with recyclable materials.
We enjoyed a visit from Danny Rose (South East School of Contempory Music). He was promoting drum lessons at the Howard Venue in Hextable. We all enjoyed exploring different chants and rhythms. Some pupils and teachers even had a chance to play the drum kit.
Sevenoaks Partnership Concert
A group of pupils performed with other schools to create the Sevenoaks Parnership Orchestra. It was a "magical" performance.
We are now able to offer guitar lessons in school.
(For a fee)
Details are below.
These lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoon (Usual club dates)
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 great composers and musicians
learn to sing and 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 music excellence.
understand and explore how music is created, produces and communicated, including through inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration,dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate music notations.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to;
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
play tuned and untuned instruments musically
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of music composition, organising and manipulating ideas within music structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
use and understand staff and other music notations
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
develop and understanding of the history of music.