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Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and
play tuned and untuned instruments musically
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and
manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical
instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related
dimensions of music
listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
use and understand staff and other musical notations
appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn
from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
develop an understanding of the history of music.
What does Calverley CE School offer?
The School Orchestra
The school orchestra is expertly led by Fiona Soothill on a Wednesday afternoon in the small hall. The orchestra is open to all children. We have a brass section made up of trumpets and euphonium , strings made up of Ukuleles, guitars and violins and a groovy percussion section.
The Year 4 and Year 3 Choir
Every week, on Tuesday lunch time, the Year 4/3 choir meet to sing! All children in Y3 and Y4 are invited.The choir currently has in excess of 40 children regularly attending.
The Year 6 and Year 5 Choir
The Year 6 and Year 5 choir runs every Wednesday lunch time and is currently 40 children strong! The choir is led by Fiona Soothill, supported by Mr Hallas.
The children have the opportunity to learn to play a wide variety of brass instruments. They are taught weekly by Mr Mike O'Farrell who is a peripatetic music teacher.
String Lessons (Violin)
The children have the opportunity to learn to play a violin. They are taught weekly by Mrs F Lloyd who is a peripatetic music teacher.
Wood wind Lessons
The children have the opportunity to learn to play a clarinet and flute. They are taught weekly by Mrs J Bentley who is a peripatetic music teacher.
Singing Lessons Year R, 1, 2 and 3
Every week , the children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 have timetabled singing sessions led by an experienced music teacher. The children sing a wide variety of songs.
Young Voices Year 6
For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children's choir concerts in the world.
Calverley School aims to ensure all the Year 6 children perform in the concert. The children learn the songs and dances in school (and at home).
Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert. The children love the experience every year and it inspires a true love of performance and music.
Each night, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends.
Ukulele Lessons Year 5
Every week, Year 5 children learn how to play the Ukulele. The lessons are led by a trained music teacher. The children learn to read TAB music and how to read chord charts. There is an opportunity to perform in every session.They perform and play on their own and with partners and groups.
Big Play @Leeds Town Hall
Each year, the children have the opportunity to play a concert for parents and carers at Leeds Town Hall. A number of schools are invited to perform musical pieces learnt throughout the year. It's a truly memorable and fantastic experience.
Recorder Lessons Year 4
Every week, Year 4 children learn how to play the recorder. Alongside learning the skills to enable them to play, they also learn to read staff notation.
The children have the opportunity to work on individual and group performances.
African Drum Workshop Year 1
Year 1 children thoroughly enjoy their yearly drum workshop experience. All the children practice, play and by the end of the day perform to a live audience.
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