There are many musical and talented students across both Lower and Upper School here at Newfield. We have are busy music department with lots of extra-curricular activities taking place throughout the year.
Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 have been studying the orchestral music of Modest Mussorgsky and are composing programme music based around ‘The Night on Bare Mountain’. Years 3 and 4 are working this year towards a Music Discover Arts Award. Year 5 is working towards the Music Explore Arts Award, their Entry Level Music qualification.
Years 6 and 7 have been working on developing composition skills and researching the music and careers of musicians and composers across a range of genres.
In December 2019 our Year 8 students were successfully awarded their Level 1 Bronze Music Arts Award qualification. This term they have been studying the music of Beethoven and exploring the use of motifs in the 5th Symphony. They have also been working on extending their performance skills though solo and ensemble work.
Our new Year 8 students have been developing their composition and performance skills and are working towards their Level 1 Bronze Music Arts Award.
Year 9 students have been working on the Theme & Variations and Music Technology project this term. They have also been continuing their class keyboard and drumming work.
Year 11 students have been following the AQA GCSE Music course over the past two years. They have all done very well in their performance exams, playing with a highly secure sense of style and expression. This proving that their hard work and regular practice really pays off. All performances were a pleasure to listen to. Well done to Year 11.
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 studying a second instrument. Currently we have piano, guitar, drums and singing.
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 on 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 outbreak our concerts and activities outside of school have been postponed or cancelled.
We look forward to seeing you in December though at our Christmas concert and our production of ‘Father Christmas Gets A New Job’.
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):
ADDITIONAL MUSIC SUPPORT FOR LEARNING:
On this Chrome Music Lab website there are various activities:
* Spectogram- KS1&2
* Kandinsky - Year 4 - 6
* www.dumb.com/beatmakers/ KS2/KS3
* Songmaker - compose melodies and rhythm - Year 7/8/9
www.dubstepindo.blogspot.com/p/drum-online.html (make your own music
online, music cubes and guitars)
www.drumbit.app (compose drum loops) Year 9
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zfwv7nb - GCSE Music revision and
support (AQA exam board)
Singing - www.youtube.com/channel/UCIk6z4gxI5ADYK7HmNiJvNg = Sing2Piano
Click here for more information.