Performing Arts incl. Music
- Performing Arts Policy 2020
- Performing Arts Curriculum Vision 2020
- Performing Arts Curriculum Map 2019 - 2020
- Performing Arts End of Year Milestones 2020 - 2021
- develop the whole person
- challenge, create and collaborate
- develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities
- improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools, instruments and techniques
- increase their critical awareness of the Arts in different times and cultures
- develop increasing confidence in the Arts
- foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the Arts and a knowledge of artists
- develop a range of subject-specific skills, such as understanding how music is made through a variety of interrelated dimensions and that it can be composed and written down
“In Music, we’ve been learning Silent Night for the nativity. I love singing because it brings joy to the world.”
“In Music, we learnt about Beethoven who was deaf so he couldn’t listen to his own music. It’s weird that he could be creating something different to what everyone else hears.”
“We’ve been learning about different styles of music, which I like. I feel joyful when I sing.”
Year 3“We’ve been working as a class to come up with actions for We Three Kings for the nativity. It’s been fun to make them up together and then agree on them. It makes me happy.”
Children have been introduced to music lessons through a variety of music and singing games chosen to develop listening, concentration and confidence within a musical setting.
Children have used the traditional song ‘London’s Burning’ as a basis to explore the interrelated dimensions of music, primarily pulse, rhythm and texture.
Children have sung a variety of Music Hall Songs in tune and accurately, isolate and sustain rhythmic ostinatos and record, appraise and improve their work.
Children have used music notation and a variety of instruments to explore African influences on popular music.
Reception learnt to listen with concentration to help learn Away in a Manger.
Year 1 focused on using their voices expressively to learn a variety of festive songs.
Year 2 used their voices expressively and creatively and worked on their overall performance skills to learn a variety of festive songs.
A huge congratulations to our wonderful Choir and Rosy, our Music teacher, who won the Choir of the Year competition at St. John Bosco. A well deserved victory!
Congratulations to our amazing Gifted and Talented Dancers who won St. John Bosco's Chance 2 Dance Challenge with their amazing routine all about self-acceptance. Well done to everyone involved!
Children have used small percussion instruments to begin to explore the interrelated dimensions of music, identify instruments from within the main orchestral families and discuss the way that they can be used to tell a story.
Children have explored a variety of percussion and vocal sounds and movements to represent different animals from the story ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl.
Children began to develop tuned percussion skills, an understanding of the musical scale and ensemble skills, arranging, rehearsing and performing.
Children will build on their knowledge of recorders from Year 4 to learn to play a variety of multi-part pieces with increasing note range, accuracy and strength of tone.
Year 5 got the chance to hone their poetry skills in a workshop run by Writing on the Wall. All the children have now completed the final drafts of their poems and will be submitting them to the I Know, I Wish, I Will poetry competition, hoping to perform them at the final in London next year! Look out for details of our upcoming poetry slam where we'll showcase our entries.
Wow! What an amazing time the choir had performing at the M&S Bank Arena as part of the Peace Proms concert. We sang a range of songs from Disney to Pop to Queen, all accompanied by a full orchestra and a 2,500 strong choir. What an experience!
The whole school had a wonderful time enjoying Peter Pan! From Reception to Year 6, there was something for everyone. Afterwards, Year 5 were treated to a workshop were the children had a chance to act out the story for themselves.
At Rhyme Time in Raindrops we had fun playing instruments and singing songs. We even changed the tempo (fast or slow) and dynamics (loud or quiet) on some of them!
Choir had a fantastic time at the M&S Bank Arena this week when they took part in a workshop for their Peace Proms performance next January. We sang a little bit of everything from Queen to George Ezra and The Greatest Showman!
4C visited The Poppy Centre to sing songs from their Music Hall topic, including Any Old Iron?, Daisy, Daisy and My Old Man. The children sang beautifully and spent lots of time mingling and sharing their stories with the residents. They were a credit to St Matthew's!