Musical learning is about thinking and acting as a musician. This means that music lessons should be about learning in and through music, not solely about music. Music lessons in school are focussed on developing children’s imagination and creativity.
‘The music sector once again outperformed the rest of the British economy, with growth of 5% year-on-year. The global success of artists like Adele, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran helped recorded music exports rise by 17% as British artists once-again dominated the global charts. Music provides 117,000 full time jobs. Most of these people are at its creative heart – composing, creating, recording and shaping the future of music.’ Deborah Annetts, 2016, CEO of ISM
In October 2018, our year 4 pupils took part in the Sonophilia project. This culminated in a musical performance, alongside other schools, at Lincoln Cathedral. It was a great opportunity for the children to experience the atmosphere of performing in a very special place.
Here are some pictures from our December 2018 Music Concert. As well as the whole school singing the songs that they had learned, our musicians also did some solo performances.
Ruby class have done a World Drumming unit of work. They started with samba, where they created some great rhythms.
They also did some work with Djembe drums.
This culminated in a presentation to parents linked to the Rainforest topic, where the pupils also performed a dance inspired by life in the rainforests.