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Music at Firfield

 Music notes
Music has always been something to enjoy here at Firfield and this year will be no exception. The music curriculum across the school will see children discovering how to compose their own music, developing their ideas for notation, learning about a range of composers and playing different instruments. We have class sets of handbells, claves, ukuleles and steel pans together with percussion boxes with a wide range of instruments from around the world all enabling the children to learn together.

We also have an outdoor music area with Year 6 monitors and support from St. Michael's Church who encourage children across the school to take part in music and performance activities during lunchtimes on Fridays. A big favourite, as you can imagine, is our large gathering drum that creates a wonderful booming sound across the playground!

As a school we are always keen to become involved in community and performance events and this year Glee club will sing at St.Michael’s at the Community Carol Service in December and other services throughout the year. Glee will also be part of the Young Voices Concert in Sheffield again in January and then, as usual, we will be holding our annual Summer Concert featuring children not only from Glee Club but from those who receive instrumental tuition from our peripatetic teachers and music groups held in school.

The School’s Music Partnership is also firmly embedded within school working each year with our Year 4 children who this year are learning to play clarinets and in the past have learned woodwind, ukuleles, trombones and all manner of different instruments.

Of course, we must not forget our thriving recorder clubs – one in KS1 and the other for KS2 for whom we issue coloured recorders and a syllabus which makes even one simple note, put alongside a backing track, sound like a full composition and going from strength to strength is our KS1 singing club under the guidance of Miss Lemon.

Music is an integral part of our lives here at Firfield and will continue to be so throughout the coming academic year.