It has been so lovely to see everyone back in school. We have enjoyed looking back at some of the things we learnt during lockdown.
We also had a wonderful surprise when we returned! We have been given 60 brand new Ukuleles by our Music Hub Soundstorm! They will firstly be used by Year 4 as part of the Wider Access Programme. We look forward to showing you what they have learnt towards the end of the Summer Term!
Year 5 have been learning about how sounds can be changed using technology. They have learnt about Synthesisers, Sampling and Looping music, including watching how the music for Shaun the Sheep was composed, using a computer programme, linked to a Keyboard.
To consolidate their learning, Year 5 produced a Soundscape, making music that described a poem about Outer Space. They used an iPad App "Imaschine" as well as creating clusters with different Keyboard and Piano sounds.
We had a fantastic time on February 6th, when members of the Broadstone Music Series came and performed a wondeerful concert for Year 1-6. They performed on Violins, Viola and 'Cello and we were all treated to a lovely selection of music.
Children were also invited to take part in the concert, both by pretending to be the Conductor and joining in with Percussion Instruments. A few lucky children also got the opportunity to play the Violins, Viola and 'Cello.
We are very grateful to Soundstorm (our local Music Hub) for arranging the concert for us.
We were so lucky on June 25th to have a visit from a Norwegian School Band "Korsvoll Skolekorps". They are all members of their School Band in a school in Oslo. They were visiting Bournemouth for a week and came to perform to us. After a lovely concert, where they played and told us about life in Norway, they then came to our Music Room, where our Flutes put on a concert for them! It was a really lovely occasion.