Music Subject Leader - Kate Barrett
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Vision for Music
At Oatlands Junior School, the high-quality Music Curriculum aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The Music Curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
Choir and peripatetic music lessons also take place each week led by a specialist music teachers from Encore!, music provision from the Red Kite Learning Trust.
Whilst the children have been at home during our school closure, they have been sending in videos showcasing their fantastic musical talents. Here are just a few examples:
St Mark's Christmas Concert 2019
The Christmas Concert has been a real success! Each year group learnt their own song to tell the story of the nativity,
the OJS choir performed the two Christmas songs they have been working on this term and we also had a few exceptionally brave and talented solo singers performing 'Once in Royal David's City' and 'Child in a Manger Born.'
Some of the children who have been having guitar lessons at school put on a great show in assembly. They performed as a group the songs they have been learning this term, finishing with a festive number called 'Feliz Navidad.' They were absolutely fantastic!
The OJS choir have been spreading the Christmas cheer this week, walking to St Michael's Hospice and Larchfield Manor to perform the songs they have been learning along with some well-known traditional Christmas Carols.
Summer Music Concert - 4th July 2019
Within school, we have some extremely talented and hardworking musicians and singers who were all brave enough to perform in front of their peers and families in this year's Summer Concert. The performances were of an extremely high standard, inspiring others to want to take part in the opportunities provided within school. Thank you to all the pupils who performed and all their efforts which kept us all so entertained and in awe!
3H Violin Recital
On Monday 26th February, 3H had the pleasure of performing for their friends and family in their very own violin recital. The children loved having the opportunity to share what they have learnt during their lessons with Mr Jackman during the Spring term. As well as learning to play the violin and read music, they also learnt all sorts of musical terms and vocabulary and can now describe music using words such as 'piano', 'forte', 'allegro' and 'adagio'.
All of the children thoroughly enjoyed their lessons with Mr Jackman - so much so, that some of the class have even signed up to continue their violin tuition!
Jack Brierley (Year 6) is doing a fantastic job leading a choir group at school who will perform in the forthcoming Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama. The choir children will be performing two songs: 'Hallelujah' written by Leonard Cohen and 'Higher' by Sigma. Jack will be performing the music on piano. The event will take place at Harrogate High School in March. The songs already sound fantastic so we are very excited to hear how our very talented children get on!
The Harrogate Festival choir group include: Jack (6M), Layla (4H), Florence (5/6C), Amina (4H), Phoebe (6FW), Olivia (4H), Eve (4H), Liberty (3/4K), Emma (5/6C), Sophie (6FW), Kathryn (6FW), Esme (3/4K), Jasmine (6M).
A very big well done to all the children for performing at our Traditional Carol Concert at St. Mark’s Church on Monday. It was a really enjoyable evening with lots of festive cheer, even managing to get full audience participation whilst singing ’12 Days of Christmas’! Thank you to everyone involved.