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.
Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 are studying music from a range of musical genres in the I’m the Conductor project.
Year 6 pupils are exploring the orchestral music of Camille Saint-Saëns and are composing programme music based around ‘Danse Macabre’.
Years 3 and 4 are working this year towards a Discover Arts Award.
Years 5 and 6 are working towards the Music Explore Arts Award, their Entry Level Music qualification.
Year 7 and 8 are exploring rhythm and beat through performing and improvisation. They have also started to learn to play the drum kit and some are extending this through additional extra curricular drum lessons. They are currently working towards their Level 1 Bronze Arts Award in Music. Students in our mixed Secondary Nurture group are studying musical structures and other elements of composition using music technology.
Year 9 students are working on the class band project this term. They are focusing on extending their instrumental and performance skills, though ensemble work, in preparation for KS4 music next year.
Year 10 music students are making a good start on their GCSE course, working on a class band performance piece and exploring elements of composition.
Our Year 11 student is working towards the completion of their 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 piano, guitar, drums and singing. The Year 11 Music leavers had been following the AQA GCSE Music course over the past two years. All of them achieved successful GCSE Music results in August. One of these students has now moved on to college to study music at post 16. Many congratulations to all of you on your fine achievements.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for your support, attending concerts and purchasing instruments for your children to practice at home. This really does support their academic progress and personal development. If further guidance is required on home learning practice or resources please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our whole school and public concerts have been suspended for this term. We are however currently looking into other ways the children can showcase their performance and composition work.
M&M Theatre Productions Wizard of Oz – (Cancelled)
Christmas Production and Concert – (Cancelled)
Year 10 Sharing Performance – (November – TBC)
Turntables Project – (postponed until further notice)
Liverpool Philharmonic Schools Concert - (postponed until 2022)
SKY Summer Music Project 2021– (Provisionally June & July 2021)
Summer Arts Award/GCSE Concert – (Provisionally June 2021)
Sefton Schools Diversity Concert – (Postponed until Spring 2022 - TBC)
Events planned for the spring and summer term will be reviewed nearer the time.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Miss Paterson Music Coordinator
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING.
To support your learning at home and your overall curriculum, please click on the links below. If you need any further support or advice remember you can email email@example.com and staff will reply to you, or phone you, to help you further. Keep up your good work - we are proud of you and are here to support you.
ONLINE DAILY LESSONS:
from BBC (Starting Monday 20th April 2020):
Year 3/4/5 (Rhythm/Conduct/Musical Memory)
Year 5/6 (Musical Instruments/Danse Macabre/Musical Terms)
www.sfskids.org/perform/Year 5/6 (Musical Instruments/Danse Macabre/Musical Terms):
Year 9 Dr Who/Electronic Music.
or on Youtube
ADDITIONAL MUSIC SUPPORT FOR LEARNING:
On this Chrome Music Lab website there are various activities:
Singing - www.youtube.com/channel/UCIk6z4gxI5ADYK7HmNiJvNg = Sing2Piano
KS3 Instruments of the Orchestra/Fanfares
·Clean Bandit & The BBC Philharmonic - Rather Be
·Star Wars - Suite (Main Title) - BBC Philharmonic
·BBC's Proms Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
·Doctor Who at the Proms - Doctor Who Theme Tune - BBC Proms 2010 - BBC Three
·Benjamin Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1. Theme) (YouTube Symphony Orchestra)
Secondary: (Music Composition/Arrangement)
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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