Subject Ambassador: Mrs. S. Howes-Jones
Link Academy Councillor: Mr. J. Anderson
Statement of Intent 2021 – 2022:
A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in
Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary school, we provide an expressive and creative music curriculum that allows all children to access it with confidence and enjoyment. Music is used to express and emote feelings and we actively encourage children to participate and become passionate about the music and sounds they can create. We explore different cultures and composers to give the children a real breadth of experiences and opportunities. Engaging children in musical performances, from a range of local groups and talented parents, gives opportunities to develop skills and a passion for the enjoyment of listening to music. Different music genres are used across the school, in lessons, to set the mood and tempo of a lesson, showing the power and effect music can have. Children use a range of instruments to begin to explore rhythm and sounds and to play collectively in a group, developing the key skills that this involves. Children are taught to read musical notation and compose their own music. Music plays a key role in our collective worship and assemblies, allowing the children to sing as a united group and as part of the wider community.
Opal Learning Zone
What does it mean to tap the beat? – During our Communication and Language sessions the children have been partaking in music. Mrs Humble has been utilising the school instruments to understand rhyme and rhythm. One of the ways she has done this is through tapping a beat. First the children listen to a beat and then attempt to recreate the same beat. The children have thoroughly enjoyed using the musical instruments and have showed how expressive they can all be.
Santa got stuck up the chimney! – As part of our Outdoor Nativity Production the Opal Learning Zone performed a number of songs for parents. In the countdown to Christmas the children learnt a number of cheerful Christmas songs which they performed superbly on the day. Well done to all of the children for showing confidence to stand up and sing in front of lots of parents.
Amethyst Learning Zone
Nativity – Prior to Christmas the children were ecstatic to welcome parents into school for our outdoor Nativity. The children sang a number of songs and retold the final nativity scene where Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world. The confidence and resilient skills displayed by all of the children was excellent, and the staff were extremely proud of the performance. Well done to the Amethyst Learning Zone.
Sapphire Learning Zone
Glockenspiels – In music we have been learning about blues music. We had practiced the song ‘In the Groove’, then we got to perform the song on the glockenspiel, everyone did really well to stay in time.
Christmas Performance – We have a wonderful time learning and performing some Christmas songs to support our section of whole school Christmas performance. We spent time looking at the lyrics of the songs and finding out what they meant, in relation to the Christmas story.
Ruby Learning Zone
Musical Notation – In Music, Ruby Learning Zone developed our skills in reading musical notation and maintaining a beat by using the glockenspiels. The children learned to play a range of different songs using the notes ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘E’, needing to vary their pace depending on how many beats were in a bar.
Emerald Learning Zone
Glockenspiel – The children in the Emerald Learning Zone have been learning to play the glockenspiel this half term. We are making fantastic progress and you can catch a video of them playing on our Facebook page. Great work everyone.
Diamond Learning Zone
Glockenspiel – This half term we have been learning how to play the Glockenspiel. The children have really enjoyed listening to the music and learning key words such as: breve, semibreve, crotchet, quaver and semiquaver.
You can view our archived Music information on our website.