At Churchside Federation, we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Music is a fantastic way for children to release emotion, and create something different to the standard academic requirements of core subjects. It is a subject in which all children can thrive, provided they can dedicate time and energy into this practice. We aspire to use music as a platform to provide an enriched stimulus for the children’s learning, relating it to areas of the curriculum they are enjoying.
Mr Keeble will be beginning a guitar club at some point this term for any children who may be interested. As of this time, this will be offered to the classroom ‘bubble’ which has the most interest. It is hoped that this can be extended to further ‘bubbles’/a mixture of different aged children once restrictions ease later in the year.
During lockdown we have been doing some fantastic learning, see below for some examples:
In Maple class, the children have been listening to pieces of music and thinking about what the music makes them visualise. Below are some pictures of their work after listening to music from Jurassic Park:
In Oak, the children have also been listening to music and drawing how it makes them feel & what it makes them think of:
Kestrels class have been having Zoom sessions with Norfolk Music Hub every week to practice their musical skills.
Skylarks have been creating their own instruments at home:
Owls have also been listening to music from Jurassic Park, and have done a great job at articulating what this makes them think and feel: