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We follow the National Curriculum 2014. Our objective is to provide a wide musical experience for all children, as well as providing extra opportunities for those who are musically gifted. Musical activities involve the following:

 

  • Listening an appraising – Children are encouraged to use their senses to discriminate between high/low, soft/loud, fast/slow sounds and to copy simple patterns. They are also provided with the opportunity to listen to music from different places and different periods in history. 
  • Singing – Children learn to sing hymns and the school choir performs at a number of public events during the school year. All classes provide opportunities for children to develop their singing and performance skills.
  • Experimentation and Composition – Children have opportunities to experiment with sounds and make up their own tunes and musical compositions. They have access to a range of percussion instruments, e.g. triangles, drums, cymbals, tambourines, chime bars etc.
  • Playing – All classes provide opportunities for children to explore a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Some year groups enjoy whole class recorder tuition.  Children wishing to learn an instrument in peripatetic lessons have the opportunity to play drums, guitar, keyboard, piano & a woodwind or brass instrument during Key Stage 2.

 

The school has a well-earned reputation for music being a particular strength within the curriculum.   

Carol singing at Motcombe Grange 2017

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Carol singing at Motcombe Grange 2017 2
Carol singing at Motcombe Grange 2017 3
Carol singing at Motcombe Grange 2017 4
Carol singing at Motcombe Grange 2017 5

Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.

Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  1
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  2
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  3
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  4
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  5
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  6
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  7
Some of our children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous West End Musical Theatre day at Clayesmore School. They had workshops in singing, dancing and acting from two West End professionals and learnt some of the actual choreographies from Malitda.  8

The Festival in the Field was absolutely fantastic! All of the children involved worked so hard and performed brilliantly infront of a large audience.

The Festival in the Field was absolutely fantastic! All of the children involved worked so hard and performed brilliantly infront of a large audience.  1

Lots of our musicians have been practising for the Festival in the Field concert with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Year 4 and 5 also went to watch the professionals at the Element concert at the Lighthouse in Poole. It was fantastic!

Lots of our musicians have been practising for the Festival in the Field concert with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Year 4 and 5 also went to watch the professionals at the Element concert at the Lighthouse in Poole. It was fantastic!  1
Lots of our musicians have been practising for the Festival in the Field concert with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Year 4 and 5 also went to watch the professionals at the Element concert at the Lighthouse in Poole. It was fantastic!  2

Year 3 and 4 have made a brilliant start with their recorder lessons.

Year 3 and 4 have made a brilliant start with their recorder lessons.  1
Year 3 and 4 have made a brilliant start with their recorder lessons.  2

Year 5 have been working hard writing some brilliant songs with Miss Beth Goudie.

Year 5 have been working hard writing some brilliant songs with Miss Beth Goudie.  1
Year 5 have been working hard writing some brilliant songs with Miss Beth Goudie.  2

The children have been enjoying our new Samba Band after school club!

The children have been enjoying our new Samba Band after school club!  1
The children have been enjoying our new Samba Band after school club!  2

Woodwind performance

Woodwind performance 1
Woodwind performance 2
Woodwind performance 3
Woodwind performance 4

Woodwind performance

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Second piece

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Drum Assembly!

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Drum Assembly!

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Drum Assembly!

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Choir performance

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Skylark's composing Chinese music using a pentatonic scale.

Skylark's composing Chinese music using a pentatonic scale. 1
Skylark's composing Chinese music using a pentatonic scale. 2

The original Russian folk tale.

The original Russian folk tale.  1

Wrens Class have been exploring using percussion instruments this term

Wrens Class have been exploring using percussion instruments this term 1
Wrens Class have been exploring using percussion instruments this term 2

Whole class recorder lessons for Year 3/4

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Whole school music week saw each class focus on a different decade of music and culture including 1950s Rock n Roll and 1970s Disco! The music from each decade inspired dance, artwork, costumes, food and history projects! Many classes also got to use old vinyl record players!

Whole school music week saw each class focus on a different decade of music and culture including 1950s Rock n Roll and 1970s Disco! The music from each decade inspired dance, artwork, costumes, food and history projects! Many classes also got to use old vinyl record players! 1
Whole school music week saw each class focus on a different decade of music and culture including 1950s Rock n Roll and 1970s Disco! The music from each decade inspired dance, artwork, costumes, food and history projects! Many classes also got to use old vinyl record players! 2

Samba Assembly

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The children wrote their own samba music and performed in groups

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Mr Shipley's music assembly!

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Music tuition

Music tuition 1

Singing in the community

Singing in the community 1
Singing in the community 2

Drum assembly to whole school and parents.

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Drum assembly to whole school and parents

Drum assembly to whole school and parents 1
Drum assembly to whole school and parents 2
Drum assembly to whole school and parents 3

The children who are learning to play the piano recently showed off their new skills to parents during an assembly.

The children who are learning to play the piano recently showed off their new skills to parents during an assembly. 1
The children who are learning to play the piano recently showed off their new skills to parents during an assembly. 2

Peripatetic Music Tuition

Peripatetic Music Tuition 1

Working with Mr McMullen from The Shaftesbury School

Working with Mr McMullen from The Shaftesbury School 1
Working with Mr McMullen from The Shaftesbury School 2

Using percussion

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Using percussion 2
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