In Year 1 children learn new songs, how to stay in time and pitch when accompanied by a guitar or piano. They are also introduced to soh/mi pitches with the use of glockenspiels and learn the notes on the stave. As part of the connected curriculum, they compose their own song each term based on the termly theme.
In Year 2 children are introduced to reading rhythms and notation and learn how to play simple songs on the recorder. We emphasize on pitch, good sound and playing as a group. As part of the connected curriculum, they compose their own song each term based on the termly theme and play it on recorders. (watch the video below)
Year 3 children are introduced to song writing. They also learn how to read rhythms and play them on untuned percussion instruments.
Year 4 children learn how to play the ukulele and accompany their singing. As part of the connected curriculum, they compose their own song each term based on the termly theme and play it on the ukuleles. They also learn about the instruments of the orchestra. (watch the video below)
Year 5 children learn the basics on the keyboards and revise any knowledge on rhythms and musical notation. They also compose their own song based on their termly theme and focus on singing with the correct pitch and timing when accompanied. In the Spring term we have been working on minimalist music and the children have been trying to create their own minimalist pieces.
Year 6 children are introduced to Music Production basics with the use of Garage Band for iPads. They learn how to compose a piece of music either instrumental or having vocals, using a specific chord progression. Their compositions are based on the termly theme.
Every other Wednesday after School 3.30 - 4.20 Community Choir:
A Choir consisted by members of staff and parents. The session starts with singing warm ups and exercises that extend the vocal range, focus on pitch and timing. We work on 2 and 3 part harmony songs and hymns. The members of the Community Choir have got the opportunity to perform at end of term performances.
Parents and members of staff of all abilities are very welcome to join. No experience needed.
Monday 3.20-4.20pm Band Project
A brand new music club for St.Vincent's! Children from years 5 and 6 that have been learning an instrument for at least 2 years, get together to form a pop-rock band. Watch this space for videos.
Tuesday 8am KS2 Choir
Children learn fun warm up songs, practise hymns and songs for assemblies, performances and competitions.
Thursday 8.15am KS1&Year 3 choir
Children learn fun warm up songs, practise hymns and songs for assemblies and performances.