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Subject content
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
of music.

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. 

Brass Lessons

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)

Wood wind Lessons

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.

Class performance - reading TAB - for Little Star

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.