Vickerstown School provides the opportunity for children to learn a wide range of instruments and participate in musical classes.
Our wonderful music teacher Miss Weijak, comes to the school every Wednesday and provides the children with a wide range of musical activities.
Children of all ages enjoy musical sessions including singing using a wide range of instruments.
Children are able to join a lunch time choir and weekly band sessions.
Private tuition is available for guitar, recorder, flute, keyboard, brass and many more.
The children regularly showcase their skills in assemblies and school events as well as participating in wider community events.
In Music at Vickerstown this term Mrs Wiejak is hoping that everyone can join in with performing, composing and listening activities to enjoy music together again.
Each key stage will have a singing session every Wednesday to enjoy singing songs in all styles. Some will be old favourites, and some will be new to us.
Each class will spend one morning of every half term with Ms Wiejak doing lots of activities connected with a musical theme and all the class teachers are going to follow this through with some activities which Mrs Wiejak will leave for everyone.
Years 3 and 4 will be trying out some recorder playing during the year and year 6 are going to learn to play violin!!
We hope that our instrumental and singing groups will soon be able to start up again at lunchtime.
Year six will be learning about the start of pop and rock music whilst year 5 will be listening to Chinese music and writing some pieces of their own.
In year 4, pupils are going to be learning about different instruments of the orchestra and year 3 will be starting to learn how to read music for themselves
In key stage one the children will be learning about loud, quiet, fast and slow in music and reception and Brambles will have lots of singing and dancing activities on the menu too.
Our challenges for assessment will be based on National Curriculum Music criteria.
In key stage one pupils should be taught to:
Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
Listen with concentration and understanding to live and recorded music
Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music
In Key stage two 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