Learn Together, Shine Together.
Each class has music lessons within the school timetable. We have Bolton Music Service that comes into school each week to teach Year 4 how to play a musical instrument. This is currently the ukulele. Unfortunately, this tuition has had to be put on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions. Usually, the children learning the instrument will perform every half term but due to government guidelines around Covid-19, this has sadly had to stop until further notice. Singing is usually part of every music lesson. Before government restrictions were enforced, we sang hymns in our collective worship, which happened daily. As a school we all thoroughly enjoy singing together, whether it’s in our music lesson or daily worship. We have a selection of instruments including full class sets of class recorders, guitars, flutes and much more. We also have an amazing Music Studio, each class has a timetabled slot to use each week for their music lesson. It is a large space, with instruments, microphones, and computer access. We currently use the online music scheme ‘Active Music Digital’ which supports pupils of each year group with developing their skills. The areas studied are Pitch, Singing Games, Instrumental and Rhythm and Pulse. We also usually offer a junior singing club, which is the choir. This has been created for children who enjoy singing and performing regardless of their ability. The Choir has performed in Blackburn Cathedral and Blackburn’s King Georges Hall as part of a local ‘Big Sing’ event.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we have had to stop the singing club until further notice. We also have restrictions with singing in worship as it has to be in an open space. We are still playing certain musical instruments that are being cleaned after each use however, no wind instruments are being used. All children are learning music within their own class bubbles and sadly no performances will be allowed until further notice.
We aim 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.