Music at Great Linford Primary School.
At our school we believe that it is important to foster creativity and imagination in all children. This is done through a variety of ways; singing, musical composition, playing instruments, and listening to a wide variety of music and understanding how music has developed through time.
Each week we have a whole school singing assembly which brings our school community together through music. We believe music is important to our development and wellbeing. Every other week we also have specialist singing assemblies for key stage one and two.
We also encourage the learning of an instrument to help our musical experiences and creativity. We have a choir for children to continue to develop their singing. We offer a varied musical experience to allow children to experience and make their own music through improvisation and composition.
If your child would be interested in specialist peripatetic lessons please contact the office for a form. We also work with the Milton Keynes Music Hub and Music Co Operative providing links and opportunities for our children to further develop their creative and musical skills. Find out more
Year Group Performances
Each year group has a 'Musical Performance' which they showcase to parents based on a theme/topic that they have been learning about.
EYFS, Year 1, Year 2 - Nativity
Year 3 - Stone Age
Year 4 - Jungle Book
Year 5 - Oliver
Year 6 - Leaver's Performance
Out of the Ark! Music Project
KS2 Music Festival
The Out of the Ark music player allowed all classes to have access to many different songs that link with their Project or other subjects. We are delighted to be a part of this project once again this year.
Watch out for our children showcasing their singing skills within their year group performances!
Peripatetic Music Lessons
We would like to keep you updated with what our children are learning and rehearsing within their peripatetic sessions. Children work hard to practice and will perform at the Christmas and Summer Fayres.
Our peripatetic music lessons are provided by the Milton Keynes Music Hub. For more information on music lessons please contact the office.
Have a child that is new to their peripatetic lessons and need ideas to help them practice?
Look no further than our new peripatetic music guide, available at reception or a download is available below.
There is also a downloadable music practice reward sheet that can be used at home and be brought in to show progress.
We are continuing learning the recorders in the school. Each year group will have a term using the recorders and being taught to read music notes and performance skills.
Minute of Listening
We are turning into sounds and using our listening skills to appraise and compose using this fantastic unique resource!
Ask your child what they may have been listening to in their minute?
Music and the Community
We are expanding our music to include the local community. This year Key Stage Two enjoyed a Carol Festival at St. Andrews Church and have also enjoyed singing at the local Nursing Home as well as being invited to the MK Waterstones to sing carols.
We have also been invited to Great Linford's Heritage Celebration with the Parks Trust in September 2019.
BBC Ten Pieces Project
We are delighted to have been a part of the BBC Ten Pieces Project. It is a part of the BBC's Biggest Weekend, celebrating classical music and creative responses.
Children in KS2 used a piece of classical music as their inspiration is produce their own creative responses in different ways:
Here is a link if you would like more information about the project:
Here is a gallery of some of our work:
MK Arts and Music Festivals
Some of our children look forward to once again participating within these festivals showcasing a mixture of talents including; dance, drama and instrumental performances.
KS1 Primary Music Festival (Year 2 only) - 12th June 2019
KS2 Primary Music Festival (Year 5 only) - 11th June 2019
Year 4 are lucky enough to be having tooty flute lessons this year with Miss Creed!
Look out for performances at the Christmas and Summer Fayres to see how our instrumental skills develop over the year.
We have been using classical 100 to develop our listening skills during early work and music sessions. This great resource is powered by classic fm and gives us further access to music from different time periods.
Voice in a Million!
The Choir have had another exciting trip to sing in Wembley Arena in front of hundreds of people with other schools from around the country! We had a fantastic day and have made everlasting memories.
For more information:
Get ready for 'Rock Steady', where children learn to work together and play instruments to form a band, play famous songs and also make their own! The workshop is in school hours and they will have half an hour practice each week. At the end of each half term they will perform a rock concert!
It is £31.25 a month a comes on a first come first serve basis and choice of instrument is subject to availability.
Check out their website - have a look at some of their videos of current 'Rockbands',
This year we are beginning the journey towards gaining the music mark status.
We are working hard to continue to develop children's musical experiences both inside and outside of school.
We are lucky to have the opportunity to have trips to watch and listen to real, professional and local music performers.
We are looking forward to being able to provide more of these opportunities throughout the year.