Across the school, our children have been showcasing their musical learning journeys this year. Through concert performance, the children are able to share their learning with their families and wider school community. Music ignites all areas of child development; intellectual, emotional, motor, and language skills, and nurtures the foundational skills of self-discipline and self-confidence.
This term, we have been focusing on concepts of pitch and rhythmic notation: in year 1, the children have been learning the solfege hand signs for 3 specific pitches – so, mi, and la, and how to match actions with specific word patterns in a song. By the upper years these concepts have progressed so children are able to read and write pitch notation for a variety of world folk songs, from the UK to Brazil and can read rhythmic notation for the pieces which they sing and play.