MUSIC

Every Child a Musician:

Year 5 ECAM lessons will be held on Tuesday starting on 22nd of September. Your child will get their instrument that day. Year 6 lessons will be held on Wednesdays starting on 23rd September.

Y5 and Y6 worked incredibly hard on composing and performing with their ECAM instruments last year. The children composed and recorded a piece of music as part of the BBC Ten Pieces project. Around 200 students performed at the end of year concert together playing Stravinsky's Firebird and C Jam Blues. Some children in band club even performed a version of Uptown Funk.

Newham Music Trust
Lessons start on 18th September.
We have approximately 15 students learning violin or piano through in school with the Newham Music Trust.
If you are interested in your child getting lessons contact the office who will provide you with a form from the Newham Music Trust. There is a charge for this (£60 per term, £30 for those who receive income support) and group lessons take place in school each week.

LEARNING IN CLASS MUSIC LESSONS THIS TERM

Year 1
Children in year 1 will make a variety of sounds with their voices, bodies, found objects and instruments, and explore how these sounds can be changed and used expressively in response to a stimulus. They will learn songs and chants and start to learn how to play percussion instruments in time.

Year 2
Children in year 2 will make a variety of sounds with their voices, bodies and instruments, and explore how these sounds can be changed and used expressively in response to a stimulus. They will begin to use symbols to represent sounds and use graphic notation to record their compositions.

Year 3 and Year 4
Year 3 and Year 4 will be learning how to play the ukulele for the whole year this year. The first term will focus on developing their knowledge about pitch and rhythm and using hand signs. They will be introduced to the ukulele, learning the different parts of it, how to hold it and begin to learn how to pluck and strum.

Year 5
Children will develop their part singing skills learning a range of rounds and part songs including songs related to Black History Month. They will also learn songs to perform at their Creative Curriculum assembly. At the end of the Autumn term, children will take part in an ECAM concert,

Year 6
Having started learning how to improvise on their ECAM instruments last year, Year 6s will look at Jazz music this half term. They will learn the features of Jazz, sing and play Jazz songs as well as getting the chance to further develop their improvisation and composition skills. Year 6 take part in an ECAM concert at the end of this term.