We have been doing something different
As our flute tuition cannot go ahead at the moment due to COVID19, our music CLASP looks a little different.
In Spring Term 2 half of Y6 participated in a Garage Band unit. Children had the opportunity of creating a backing track to the popular song ‘The Wellerman’ using smart instruments.
They then created a piece of music using the Garage Band Loops and creating some loops of their own. With this knowledge they then created a piece of music for a theme that inspired them.
Here are some of our compositions.
Throughout the Summer term we will be looking at Opera skills and creating a piece of theatre with support from the Royal Opera House!
At present this is run as an after school club but we are hopeful that later this year, our small flute group will continue CLASP tuition sessions lead by our resident music specialist, Mrs Stuart. Five children have chosen to continue their learning into year 6 after starting lessons September 2019. Children also come together for theory and the opportunity to perform together using tuned percussion instruments.
In the sessions, children learn how to play and develop their skills in flute playing, read music and learn the basics of musical theory and progress towards taking ABRSM examinations should they wish to.
We have many opportunities to perform throughout the year including CLASP assemblies, the Bewsey Festival and the Accent music hub 'Playdays' where the children meet other performers from other local primary and secondary schools. We are hoping these will continue this year.
Each week we take a look at music theory and use our knowledge to write our own compositions.
Here is an example of our work.
Our children perform at the Accent Playday.
Our year 6 group perform at Penketh High Schools music concert on their own and as part of an ensemble with pupils from the High School.