At St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, we want every child to be able to link, both mentally and spiritually with music in both collective worship and musical lessons. By listening to a wide variety of musical genres, and learning to sing and play many different songs throughout their time in school, we want children to develop a curiosity for music, encouraging them to develop their own musical passions outside of school. Using music and performance across the curriculum, will in turn increase children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement, allowing our children to be happy in their learning and increase their enjoyment in school. By developing a strong base of music within school, children will be able to:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music.
- Be taught to sing, create and compose music.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
As stated in the national curriculum.
Curriculum - Music - Key Documents
Curriculum - Music - Useful Links
Accuradio: a free radio station, full of a range of music organised by composer or genre. Find the World of Williams channel to hear a fantastic range of music from the movies that you love.
BBC Bitesize: A great range of explanation videos, discussing everything you need to know about music, how it is written, performed and arranged. A great start when thinking about writing your own songs!
BC Ten Pieces: 40 pieces of music, with accompanying videos, explaining the music and the composers. A fascinating look at how, and why the composers wrote the music and how the music works.
Classical 100: 100 of the best pieces of classical music ever written. This free resource, (but you have to register) has been put together as pieces of music all children should have heard. Every piece of music also has a task to think about whilst you are listening or once you have heard it.
Winter Voices 2023 - Audio Tracks
Let it Snow - No Intro
Love Shone Down - Backing Track
Love Shone Down - Performance
Merry Christmas Finale - Backing
Merry Christmas Finale - Singing
Most Wonderful - Backing
Most Wonderful - Singing
Somewhere Only We Know - Cover Version
Somewhere Only We Know - Instrumental Version
The Lights Will Lead Me Home - Backing Track
The Lights Will Lead Me Home - Performance Track
The Lights Will Lead Me Home - Rehearsal Track - Soprano
We Need a Little Christmas - Backing Track
We Need a Little Christmas - Performance Track
Winter Carol - Performance Pack
Winter Carol - Rehearsal Track
Curriculum - Music - Dreaming of Mars
Class 16 have enjoyed creating their own musical composition to the song, ‘Dreaming of Mars.’
Curriculum - Music - Various Songs
Class 7 have learnt different songs in music and they wanted to record this song for people to listen to.
Curriculum - Music - 'Joyful, Joyful' Performance
Well done class 17 on a wonderful performance of Joyful Joyful from Sister Act! All the children worked hard on singing, dancing and playing the glockenspiel. We were a true gospel choir!
Curriculum - Music - 'Ghost Parade' Performance
Class 14 have been practicing and rehearsing to be able to perform the song Ghost Parade. They have worked really hard to learn difficult glockenspiel parts as well as a challenging recorder line. It sounds brilliant, well done class 14.
Curriculum - Music - Glockenspiels (Y1)
Class 3 have been to play the glockenspiels in music lessons. We are starting to become much more confident and really enjoy playing them.
Curriculum - Music - 'Music in My Soul' Performance
Children in class 5 have really enjoyed their music lessons this half term. They have worked hard on their singing performance of ‘Music in My Soul ‘.
Curriculum - Music - The Recorder
This year class 12 will be learning to play the recorder. Today we have learnt to play the note 'B' and hold the recorder correctly.
Curriculum - Music - Ukele 'F' Cord
Class 9 are really enjoying learning how to play the ukulele. This week we learnt how to play the F cord.
Curriculum - Music - Ukele Lessons
Curriculum - Music - The Ukele
In music today we learnt more about finding a beat and how to play the c chord on the ukele.
Curriculum - Music - Glockenspiels
Class 15 have enjoyed singing the song Ghost Parade and playing along using the glockenspiels we will add more instruments over the coming weeks. Well done class 15.
Curriculum - Music - Ukuleles
Year 3 have had a fabulous time learning the ukuleles for the first time! We learned how to hold the ukulele and copied some patterns back. We had a great time and we can’t wait for next week!
Curriculum - Music - Into the Sea
Year 1 enjoyed learning the words to the song 'Into the Sea'. They then played the glockenspiel along to the song and performed it.
Curriculum - Music - Piano Concert - May 2023
What an amazing morning KS1 had in school. They were treated to an brilliant concert, where Joanna the Piano was brought to life and helped us to understand what we need to do to help save the planet: switch off lights; walk more instead of using busses and cars; wear a jumper to keep warm instead of turning the heating up and recycle what we can! We also looked inside the piano to see it working as it was being played.
A great big thank you to Sally and her team, especially the world renown pianist Yuanfan Yang and Helen Quayle who put on a great show. Just watch the videos of Yaunfan playing. If you started practicing now, maybe you could play like him in the future!
Curriculum - Music - Performance Poetry
Class 4 have been learning about performance poetry. We have been learning the poem 'African Animals'. The children thought of actions to help them remember the poem and worked in groups to practice it before performing the poem to the rest of the class.
Curriculum - Music - Eurovision 2023
Here are our Eurovision 2023 music videos:
Curriculum - Music - Glokenspiels
Class 10 had a fantastic time learning to play the glockenspiel in music!
Curriculum - Music - Various Instruments
Year 3 had fun playing different instruments. We composed our own musical pieces using simple dots to tell us when it was our turn.
Curriculum - Music - Great Musicians
The children have chosen which instruments they want to learn; the recorder or glockenspiel. The rock song we have learnt is all about respect and equality. We hope you enjoy!