Music at Grimley & Holt Primary School
We pride ourselves on our student’s access to musical instrument tuition. We currently teach Ocarina in years 1 and 2 and the Ukulele to both Key Stage 2 classes. We have also had whole class music tuition in keyboard, recorder and trumpet in previous years.
We currently have small group instrumental lessons in Violin and Trumpet, all delivered by qualified music teachers from the Worcestershire Music Hub and the West Midlands Brass Academy. Other instruments are available for small group lessons. Please enquire with Mr Carpenter or at the school office for more information.
The school choir is a very important part of our school, numbering around 30 children from years 1-6, it meets twice a week to rehearse. The choir have represented the school at many events in the local area including the Chantry Applefest, Holt Village community events and The Royal Three Counties Show. They regularly perform at school based events such as the Christmas and Summer fayre’s, open evenings and during or after our religious services at Harvest, Christmas and Easter.
For the past 4 years the school has taken part in Young Voices, the world’s largest concert series for children where 6000 children from all over the Midlands perform together at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. As part of the concert they have the opportunity to sing and dance with a variety of guest artists which in past years has included, Stacey Soloman, The African Children’s Choir, Laura Wright and the Urban Strides Dance Company. This is a truly wonderful experience for our pupils and an evening they will remember for a very long time.
All classes have weekly music lessons. These enable children to listen to and respond to a range of musical styles including classical, pop, folk and music from around the world. They also learn to give constructive feedback to their own and others work. They have the opportunity to compose music regularly on a range of instruments and using music technology. Children develop a understanding of the main musical features (pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, timbre, texture, and structure) right from reception, enabling them to identify these important features in recorded, live and composed music. Our pupils also come in contact with standard musical notation.
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