Music at Blakesley Hall Primary School is taught through the use of the music scheme Charanga which covers EYFS, Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.
Children are taught to understand and appreciate the skills of knowing rhythm, beat, pulse, pitch, tempo identifying instruments and comparing a variety of genres of songs. Alongside this, children are able to use their bodies to feel the pulse and beat of the music.
We also have Music Services who provide whole class instrumental lessons for Year 4. These include clarinet, guitar, violin and cello. The children then perform for their parents at the end of the school year.
Singing assembly is also another way of developing whole school music. The children have a school song of the term to learn and then perform in their weekly phase assemblies.
Blakesley Hall also has a school choir who sing regularly in assemblies. The children develop the ability to work together in harmony, use their collaborating skills and allows them to build teamwork, confidence, trust in one another, enhance their wellbeing and have fun at the same time. The choir have the opportunity to perform at concerts throughout the year which include: Young Voices (Resorts World Arena), Symphony Hall and performances at Christmas for churches, care homes etc.
Also we currently have 10 children talking part in the Rocksteady scheme. They each learn a different instrument: electric drums, keyboard, electric guitar and vocals. The scheme works on the children’s wellbeing, confidence, collaborative and communication skills and the opportunity to learn a new instrument. They work towards a music qualification and three concerts over the year.
Blakesley Hall children love their music lessons and are engaged, enthusiastic and have lots of fun!