At Twin Sails, we are passionate about Music! We believe music and performance develops pupils confidence, creativity and supports their progress in other areas of the curriculum.
We are proud of our children's amazing singing and we sing every day during our assemblies. We sing songs which have a meaning to us and that we can relate to. We sing songs which inspire us and are uplifting to perform! We encourage children to express themselves when singing, as our assembly video clip demonstrates!
Our music curriculum is highly valued - a specialised Music teacher delivers our curriculum to Reception up to Year 2. All children are given the opportunity to begin to learn the recorder and by the end of Year 2, are able to play simple notes and tunes.
We also provide opportunities for pupils to take part in a variety of musical experiences, including visits from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Soundstorm. We have even hosted 'Babigloo' who provide a highly successful musical programme for babies.
Our music sessions begin by listening to music from all different genres, a warm up song followed by a main activity. Music is delivered through a skills based curriculum and each week we learn a new musical skill, or embed and develop a previously taught one. Sometimes the skills are linked to the topic the children are learning about in class. Children will have opportunities to play and explore a wide selection of instruments during their music sessions. We often record our music sessions, the children love to watch themselves perform – you will see below some examples of our music sessions this term.
Watch this space for some great video clips .......
We really enjoy our singing at Twin Sails. Why not visit ‘Sing Up - Home Schooling Area’ and sing along with their 'song of the week'. Alternatively you can come and sing along with us as we share some of our favourite assembly songs. You can also join in with a few of our class favourites which we enjoy singing at the end of our music sessions, just use the purple link above.
Singing along with pop songs on the radio is a much loved activity at home, however as parents we can find ourselves occasionally worrying about the suitability of song lyrics. We have found these YouTube channels which are full of popular songs sung by children for children. One is ‘KIDZ BOP’ and another is ‘acapop! KIDS’. Both can also be found on the YT kids app.
During lockdown music has had to move from the studio into the classrooms. Music hasn't stopped in Twin Sails, we have still been enjoying a varied curriculum using the wonderful activities provided by 'Charanga' as well as activities the children can have access to at anytime using the purple links further down this page. Each year group also has access to their own pack of easily cleanable instruments as well as plenty of opportunities to create and explore all the inter-related dimensions of music.
During these uncertain times, I have put together a range of musical learning activities and resources for you to use and enjoy at home, please feel free you do these at your own pace and leisure. You can find them by simply clicking on the 'purple musical notes' below.
Enjoy and stay safe.
There are 1000 pieces in this jigsaw .
Reception have been creating sound patterns using the instruments around them.
Year One have been learning about loud and soft sounds within music, they have created their own musical creation inspired by the sounds from the ocean.
Year Two have been learning 'I am the earth' by Australian composer Glyn Lehmann.
Specialist Music Visitors
This year a music specialist from SoundStorm has been working with our Year 1 children. These lessons have complimented their topic work beautifully and they had great fun exploring and using different instruments such as the 'xylophone', 'combi bells' and 'boom whackers'! Take a look at the photos and videos below....