Music has the power to bring people together!
Music is an integral part of Bishops Down and we really believe that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. At Bishops Down we offer a variety of musical opportunities…
Year 6 this year have been learning the steel pans and Year 3 and 4 are learning the recorders. In addition Year 3 and 5 have been learning the Ukeles. Years 1 and 2 are using a variety of tuned instruments including the Ocarinas and glockenspiels to explore sound. We have a variety of private music lessons that take place during the week including guitar, piano, violin With drums and ukele lesson starting Term 4. We are very fortunate to have an Orchestra run by our violin teacher and a year’s 4-6 Choir run by our piano teacher.
During the course of the school year all years will be given the opportunity to perform to a wider audience, the EYFS and KS1 have the opportunity to shine at Christmas, years 3 and 4 at the end of the Spring Term and Years 5 and 6 during the Summer Terms.
Due to the Creative Curriculum all classes have the opportunity to tailor their music according to their topics, for example Tudor Fanfares, Seaside soundscapes and creating film scores.