Music at High View with Ms Diaz
We are so excited about teaching music at High View Primary School. Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, to perform and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The aims of teaching music at High View Primary School are to:
- Promote enjoyment in music
- Promote self-expression
- Promote participation and performance in singing and instrumental activities.
To achieve this objectives, we will have singing assemblies every Tuesday afternoon. We will work on a wide repertoire of songs linked to our very important school values and main events during the year (harvest festival, Christmas, Diwali, etc).
On Friday mornings, children are offered the opportunity to join our great music groups:
- Year 3 & Year 4: Percussion ensemble (9.15 – 9.50am). We have set up an instrumental group where we we are learning how to play xylophones and untuned percussion instruments.
- Year 3 & Year 4: Recorders ensemble (9.50-10.30am). We are learning how to play the recorder and basic music notation. Children are learning to work individually as well as collaborating within the group.
- Year 3 to Year 6: School Senior Choir (3.30-4.30pm). This is an extra-curricular activity offer to the Upper phase pupils, which provides children with the opportunity to perform to different audiences inside and outside of school.
- Chldren are also given the opportunity to join Learn Create Play who provide guitar and keyboard lessons as after school clubs. Pupils have really enjoyed this opportunity and we have had already had a pupil identified as showing a real gift for music!