At Oldmixon Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Also, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience.
We work closely with the North Somerset Music Service which provides unique exposure to and experience of music around the world, opportunities to perform and whole class music tuition. We make use of the learning platform CHARANGA to support our provision of music within the classroom and use YUMU, a home learning platform so that all our children can continue enjoy and develop their skills at home. We also use our music provision to make connections to our local community. We have performed and shared our Christmas joy with the British Legion Somerset House, Weston Hospice and in Costa Coffee and Marks and Spencer.
Year 6 are learning to play the trumpets!
Year 3 and 4 are rehearsing for 'Raise the Roof'
Lunchtime Club - our school choir
Year 6 Churchill Music Project
Year 6 are participating in a music project exploring that ways music can help us in our everyday lives!
Singing in the community
Brazilian Samba Workshop
At Oldmixon we had the fantastic opportunity of having Wells Cathedral School Orchestra come in, and give us a lovely performance. Year 5 and 6 had an amazing workshop, where they learned about the different types of notes their instruments played. They sang, drew music notes, read notes and made their own trumpets out of hose pipes.