The sounds of music have been heard all over school this week with singing practice, curriculum lessons, whole class percussion, brass and woodwind lessons as well as the individual piano and drum kit lessons. Both choir and music community group were also sounding great as they continue to learn new music to perform. A lovely week for all involved, thanks to the children we’ve taught!
Notes from the Music Room 14, 28 January 2022
This week we’ve really embraced what being a musician is all about. Singing has been confident and enthusiastic, choir welcomed new members and all left their session with smiles on their faces and a spring in their step. Key stage 2 learnt to compose fanfares on their pbuzz and recorders in their lesson outside in the sun with Wrekin and Grinshill learning to perform their fanfares as part of a marching band in the ball park showing their teamwork and coordination. Music Community Group also welcomed new members and learnt about Samba music. The group put together a performance of Seven Nation Army Samba. Along with this, children have also been enjoying their individual instrumental lessons to continue to build on their skills. Well done everyone and thank you for your hard work!
Heather Roberson Music Teacher
Shropshire Music Service
Shropshire Music Service is a non-profit organisation providing instrumental lessons, PPA cover, and curriculum support in schools. Guitar lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, keyboard lessons, violin lessons, clarinet lessons,trumpet lessons, saxophone lessons and more are all available in your Shropshire school.www.shropshiremusicservice.org.uk
Notes from the Music Room 13
The music room has been very busy this week, with Mrs. Kessel-Fell teaching music links to class topics. Pimhill are learning about the Islands of the world and their cultures and music. Haughmond are enjoying holidays and sounds of the sea. Grinshill are studying the music of USA, Stiperstones are exploring the music of Eastern Europe and Wrekin are discovering the Music of the Mayan culture. Please ask your children to tell you what exciting things they’ve learnt about.
Last term was Mrs. Alston’s last term teaching at Bomere Heath due to her expanding teaching commitments, however she has left with fond memories of the dedicated pupils she taught and their excellent performances at the end of each term. Taking over from Mrs. Alston is Mr. Morris, who is an experienced piano teacher and clarinetist. He has recently moved to Shropshire and is settling into teaching in this area. If you are interested in learning to play the piano, Mr. Morris has availability and would be pleased to teach more Bomere Heath pupils. Please contact Shropshire Music Service for more information.
Mrs. Roberson continued to work with classes on their composition challenge for this term. Each class continued to learn how to read pitch and rhythm, composing short melodies using particular notes. Stiperstones and Wrekin also demonstrated dynamics on their pbuzz whilst playing their composed melodies. The challenge will continue next week!
Choir and Music Community Group are starting again next week. Mrs. Kessel-Fell and Mrs. Roberson are looking forward to seeing some existing members and hopefully new members too. Please see Mrs. Winwood to sign up for either club.
Shropshire Music Service is a non-profit organisation providing instrumentallessons, PPA cover, and curriculum support in schools. Guitar lessons, drumlessons, piano lessons, keyboard lessons, violin lessons, clarinet lessons, trumpet lessons, saxophone lessons and more are all available in your Shropshire school.www.shropshiremusicservice.org.uk
Happy New Year from Shropshire Music Service. We all hope that you enjoyed the Christmas Showcase film sent out in the last week of term. We all enjoyed learning, rehearsing and filming pieces for it and are looking forward to many more showcase in the future.
This week saw the start of music lessons with Mrs.Kessel-Fell and Mrs. Roberson. Mrs. Roberson has begun composing music with Grinshill, Stiperstones and Wrekin and enjoying listening to the lovely patterns that the children made up. Making our own music is the theme for this term and a small number of Grinshill even started to write down compositions in music notation for Mrs. Roberson to perform on the recorder, well done to those involved!
Choir and Music Community Group will be starting again in a couple of weeks and we are looking forward to learning new music as well as performing pieces previously learnt. As always, new members to the clubs are welcome. Music Community Group will be starting with a Samba fusion session so very percussive, loud and fun!
Notes from the Music Room 10
This week the music room has been full of Christmas cheer with rehearsals for Chistingle and other Christmas performances. The children have worked hard with both Mrs. Kessel-Fell and Mrs. Roberson and each week the standard of singing and playing keeps on improving. Each class is working on performance pieces, but also learning specific musical language and developing the skills needed to become musicians, such as team work, compromise and listening. Each week we see children helping each other to learn a new part of a song, or check that they are playing the right note and celebrate each other’s successes within the classroom and clubs. Well done to everyone, you should be proud of yourselves.
Notes from the Music Room 8
Sorry this should have been posted last week, 11.11.21
This week (8 -12 November) the music room has been focusing on Christmas! With Mrs. Kessel-Fell classes are learning their songs for the Christingle service on 7th December to make sure everyone is in fine voice to be heard around the school grounds. Choir are continuing to learn a range of songs and have started a new song, well done everyone!
Mrs. Roberson enjoyed hearing the pbuzz and recorders all learning Jingle Bells. All instrumentalists are sounding great and hopefully you’ve enjoyed hearing your children playing the pbuzz at home too! Music Community Group started a Christmas piece this week, they sightread Carol Of The Bells brilliantly before playing through the other pieces that they’ve learnt. Great work everyone!