We recently 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.
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)
On Monday 22nd January we are looking forward to the "Bach to the future" roadshow who will be performing some orchestral music and introducing us to different sections of the orchestra.
Our choir will be performing with the Young Voices Choir at the O2 on the 31st January 2018. Here are some photos of last years performance.
Here are a few highlights of our day (2017).
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.
How we achieve some of these aims
At Hextable Primary School music plays an important part in school life. Every class has regular music lessons in which the curriculum is taught. In addition cross curricular links are made when possible and music is often used in the foundation stage and KS1 to support routines. Children are encouraged to use technology when possible. Our special celebrations are also enriched with music We are proud of our singing. We have a weekly singing assembly in KS1 and KS2, and sing in most of our school assemblies.
All year 2 pupils will be learning to play the recorder this year.
Year 3 pupils will be learning the ocarina and the violin.
The school choir is an extra- curricular activity offered to KS2 pupils, which provides children with the opportunity to perform to different audiences inside and outside of school.
Recorder club provides an opportunity for KS2 pupils to develop their skills.