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Music at London Fields Primary School

Music is an exciting and integral part of life at London Fields. We aim to provide a wide range of musical opportunities for all, through our ambitious curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities. Music inspires creativity and develops essential skills for developing confidence and self-expression.  London Fields is proud to be a creative school with Artsmark Gold Status, in which the talents of each child are taken into consideration and consistently nurtured as they progress up the school. 

We appreciate Music through its many art forms. Through the Music curriculum, the children are introduced to a range of genres from Baroque to Hip Hop. They will: deepen their understating of how music has developed through time; make links between musical genres; and appreciate how Music is influenced by the great composers, as well as the time and place that it is made. The children are introduced to a range of composers and musicians that seek to promote BAME role models and challenge biases in Music. 

Our KS2 children take part in a weekly Music Assembly where musicianship is developed through singing a range of styles and taking on different parts, rhythmic warm ups and listening activities. Children that are interested in progressing their musicianship further can join Choir (Y3-Y6), which rehearses weekly after school to prepare for performances throughout the year. Look out for sneak peaks of our rehearsals on the Music blog. We also offer Piano, Violin, Guitar and Ukulele instrumental tuition for children in Y1-Y6. Please contact the school office for more details. 

How is Music taught across the Key Stages?

Within each academic year, children will take part in a number of Music ‘topics’. Each Music topic is carefully planned to allow children to accumulate knowledge, building on their Music learning from previous topics across their time at London Fields Primary. This enables pupils to develop a deep understanding of the ‘Big Ideas’. In Music these are:

  • Describe Music
  • Compose
  • Perform
  • Transcribe

This allows children to build upon their musical knowledge and understanding though constant revisiting of key musical concepts.

Music Trips

We are always looking for opportunities to strength children’s musical experiences at London Fields Primary. We are fortunate to be a stone’s throw away from many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls. Previous Music trips have included visits to the Barbican to see our friends at the London Symphony Orchestra perform in concert. EYFS and Choir attend the Hackney Music Festival in the Summer Term, where the perform songs with children form other local primary schools and a live band. We are also lucky to have groups of musicians visit us at school, including Opera UP Close, Uzo from Bridge Academy and Apollo Orchestra – providing classroom workshops, assemblies and/or concert performances. 

 

Music at Home

Music has many benefits for good mental health. Listening to music or singing along to your favourite tunes is relaxing and provides stress release. Share with your children what you listened to growing up and your favourite musical styles.

You may also want to explore classical music together and discover the knowledge your child has developed at school. The below links provide family activities and high quality performances for all to enjoy.

 

LSO Discovery

BBC Ten Pieces

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

Instrumental lessons are currently available as follows.

Keyboard

Year 1 – Year 6

Violin

Year 2 – Year 6

Ukulele

Reception – Year 3

Guitar

Years 4, 5, 6

For more information on music lessons at the school please contact the school office.