Music

Hello, my name is Mrs Williams and I am the Music Coordinator and one of the Year 2 teachers at Bleak Hill Primary School. I am passionate about music and wish to motivate and inspire others to share in this love of music. I play a musical instrument as one of my hobbies as I find that this a wonderful way to relax and appreciate various pieces of music. Learning to play an instrument is a great skill, it encourages creativity, allows you to explore different sounds and rhythms whilst playing your favourite songs and it can also allow you to compose your own pieces of music so that you can perform to others for them to enjoy.  Music can play a key role in everything that we do, it can influence how we feel, improve self-esteem and is of great importance for our own personal development. At Bleak Hill, it is our aim to help all of our pupils to have a greater appreciation of the world around them and to help them understand different cultures and societies through the help of music. 

Please take a look at out vision, intent, implementation & impact. You will also find documents relating to our curriculum below! 

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At Bleak Hill, we wish for all children to gain a great appreciation for a range of musical genres from different points in time and different places in the world.

 

Children will be able to explore the use of musical instruments and will gain an appreciation of how different instruments can change music. 

Bleak Hill Primary School understands that music can inspire and motivate children and play an important role in their personal development. Music can also help children develop a greater appreciation of the world we live in, by understanding different cultures and societies through music.

Bleak Hill Primary School delivers a broad and balanced music curriculum using ‘Charanga’ and music specialists, in line with national requirements, :

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 use their voices.

Create and compose music on their own and alongside their peers.

Have the opportunities to learn a musical instrument, use technology properly and 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.

Children are formatively assessed within the lesson to inform the planning, delivery and organisation of the next lesson, in terms of further opportunities to practise a new skill or to challenge competent learners.

 

Final assessment judgements are made by the teacher/music specialist based on the child’s singing/performing, listening & appraising.

 

 

Progression of skills using the Charanga Scheme of Learning: 

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Choir Club & Young Voices Concert 2023-24 

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In Term 1A and 1B, our choir club will run - led by Mrs Burrows, our music specialist. 

We will be practising the songs for the concert, which we will be attending on Tuesday 6th February at Manchester AO Arena. The arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom and hosts one of the largest YV choirs (8,000 children!). 

Watch this video to see what to expect and what Young Voices is all about! 

Please follow the link below which takes you straight to the official Young Voices website and provides a wealth of information about the concert: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/for-parents 


At Bleak Hill Primary School, we would like to give every child an opportunity to learn an instrument. Initially, our pupils will experience the mechanics of how instruments create sound, explore simple class instruments, such as simple hand or tuned percussion and then explore further instruments, through Whole-Class Ensemble Tuition. Have a look at the range of instruments Mrs Burrows will be exploring with the children.

Year Group

Term

Musical Instrument

Reception

All Year

Simple handheld percussion

1

Summer A

Chimes

2

Spring B

Chimes

3

Autumn A

Recorder

4

Autumn B

Ukulele

5

Autumn A

Ukulele

6

Spring A

Combination

Glockenspiels throughout the year in KS2

 


 


Follow the link below to discover what is on offer from the St Helens Schools Music Service.

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/music

 

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