We love music at the Round House, and there is always so much going on.
We listen to different types of music in class and discuss what we hear, noting our ideas down in our Listening Ear books.
We have weekly singing assemblies where we sing a selection of warm ups, learn about different composers (information researched by the children), and sing a wide range of traditional and modern songs. Sometimes we do this as a whole school, sometimes splitting into parts and sometimes in rounds.
In Reception we love singing songs and rhymes, use the instruments in story telling, and enjoy making our own music with our friends.
In the Ice Zones there are a range of independent and adult led music activities including research into famous composers and musicians, making musical instruments, playing tuned and untuned percussion, and creating our own music and graphic scores. Mrs Rodgers comes in to teach us about pitch, dynamics, tempo, duration and timbre, as well as teaching us how to play percussion, glockenspiel and ocarinas.
In years 5 and 6 we have music notebooks to jot down our learning on musical notation, keyboard skills and our own compositions. In year 6 we have a recorder roll on programe where the year 6 learn the recorder and later in the year go on to teach children in year 4 how to play.
Throughout the year we have Indian Drumming sessions with Mr Suali (see people we work with section), and there are after school music clubs too. Some of the clubs that may be on offer through the year are recorder club, ocarina club, KS1 Music Makers, Glee club (singing), as well as guitar , piano and violin lessons.
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS THROUGH THE YEAR
Autumn - Choir perform at Mayors Carol Concert in St Neots.
Yr 6 rehearse songs for Young Voices performance .
Yr R, KS1 and KS2 sing songs and carols for their Christmas performances.
KS2 carols at church.
Spring - Young Voices performance at O2 London.
Gifted and talented music day.
Summer - Yr 2 sing at St Neots music festival
KS2 songs for end of year performance.
We love to hear about your musical talents, so if you pass a music exam, or just have a favourite piece you have been practicing at home, don't forget to let us know so you can share your music with your class mates.