Music- Miss Paterson 2023 - 2024

Miss Paterson


There are many musical and talented students across both Lower and Upper School here at Newfield.  We have a busy music department with lots of extra-curricular activities taking place throughout the year to support learning and personal development. 

Congratulations to our students who achieved GCSE, Level 1 Bronze Arts Award or Level 2 Silver Arts Award in Music over the summer.



This half term, pupils in mixed Years 3, 4 and 5 class will be studying rhythm projects and notation.  Years 3 and 4 will be working towards a Discover Arts Award in Music and Year 5 will start working towards an Explore award.


Year 6 pupils will be studying rhythm and exploring composition using non-traditional sound resources with Meredith’s Connect It and Stomp as a starting point.  They will be working towards completing an Explore Entry Level 3 Arts Award in Music this year.


Year 7 will be using a range of various instrument resources to play and compose.  They will also be studying ostinatos and riffs using various instrument resources.  Well done everyone on completing your Explore Arts Award portfolios at the end of the summer term.  We look forward to your successes following entry later this month. 


Year 8 will be using various music technology programmes to compose, sequencing beats, melodies and chords.  They will be be working towards the Level 1 Bronze Arts Award in Music. 


Year 9 students will be developing their performance, solo and ensemble skills.  They will be working towards the completion of Level 1 Bronze Arts Award in Music.


Year 10 music students are studying the GCSE Music course and completing the Bronze Arts Award.  They will be working on developing their practical skills in performance and composition in addition to an in depth study of the elements of music though unfamilar music.


Year 11 Students are following a range of pathways according to their personal needs.  The pathways within the year group are GCSE Music and Level 2 Silver Arts Award in Music.


Students across upper and lower school can take instrumental lessons in addition to learning keyboard, drums/percussion and singing in class.  Some of our older children are also studying a second instrument.  Currently we have additional piano, guitar, drums and singing lessons available.  Should you require advice on learning, purchasing or loaning an instrument please make contact with school.



Miss Paterson (Music Coordinator)

Mrs White (Primary Music)

Mr Follin (Peri drums)

Miss Jones (Peri singing and guitar)



  • Completion of Year 10 Music Technology Leadership Project (Summer 2023)
  • Explore and Bronze Arts Award Entries - (Sept. 2023)
  • Year 11 Leadership Project Presentation (Sept. 2023)
  • DJ Skills Workshops - (Continuing again this autumn term)
  • Christmas production/concert - (Dec. 2023, Date TBC)


Arrangements for any performances will be sent out in next term.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


Miss Paterson

Music Coordinator


Equality and Diversity Concert

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SKY SEND Schools Project at SPACE

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