At Tanworth in Arden we aim to 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 understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.
WHAT DO CHILDREN SAY ABOUT MUSIC AT TANWORTH?
In recent 'pupil voice' discussions children made the following comments:
QUEEN'S JUBILEE SONG
Please find below the Queen's Jubilee Song we are learning in school as part of our Jubilee celebrations.
LISTENING TO MUSIC
Each half term as we enter and leave assembly, we listen to a different genre or style of music.
Please find the music that we are listening to below:
School Year 2021-22
School Year 2020-21
THE ARMED MAN - WITH ARMONICO CONSORT
We were delighted to work with Armonico as part of their children's choir in the performance of Karl Jenkin's 'Armed Man' at the Warwick Arts Centre on Wednesday 10th November. It was a moving and special experience for the children who were a part of our school choir on the day. To see some of the pictures from the event, please click on the link below.
FORTISSIMO! - Our School Band
We have recently formed a school band, which was named by Toby in Year 5, with the logo designed by Amelia J in Year 3. We have ukeleles, flutes, keyboards and percussion being played by children in Years 3-6, who have made a great start, most having never played as part of a band before!
Despite having had to take a break in rehearsals due to a rise in Covid cases, Miss Baxendale created tracks and videos for the band to practice at home. We have then been able to come together in the prayer garden to record them for you. Please listen below to 'Tanworth Tango' and 'We 3 kings'.
LINKS TO SUPPORT & ACTIVITIES FOR MUSIC
WHOLE CLASS MUSIC - WARWICKSHIRE UPBEAT
In Year 3 and Year 4, children have weekly music lessons, provided by Warwickshire Music, focussing on the key elements of music and enabling them to learn a new instrument.
In Year 3, children learn the ukelele. In Year 4, children are learning the flute and dood (which is a simplified clarinet).