All children have music lessons and we have recently purchased a range of new instruments and scheme of work so that there is clear progression throughout the years.
At Fordham CE Primary School, we have peripatetic teachers who visit the school to teach guitar and piano.
We consider ourselves to be a singing school. Not only do we sing daily in assemblies and in music lessons. We also have a choir who regularly perform at school events including the Christmas and Summer Fayre. In December, we perform a medley of Christmas songs (both traditional and modern) at Withers Place to spread a little bit of Christmas joy.
Harvest Festival Celebrations
We encourage pupils and their families to help us celebrate our school values by singing together! You can find the lyrics and audio file for the Harvest songs we have worked on this year below (parents, even if you aren’t the next Elvis or Adele you could make a great audience and use the opportunity to discuss the song meanings and stories).
|Music Day ~ 2019|
|On Friday, the whole school took participated in a World Music Day. Each class chose a country and explored their traditional songs and chants. During the morning, they composed or adapted a piece of music considering the melody, beat, dynamics and lyrics; each class performed to the rest of the school in a musical extravaganza in the afternoon. It was an exciting day - there was a wealth of learning happening around the school and children using the instruments with huge smiles on their faces. Thanks to Mrs. Cook for organizing this event.|
If you would like to hear some of our singing, please visit our soundcloud page. Please make sure that children only visit our school page; we are not responsible for the content on the rest of the domain.
Performance made by our two recorder groups, beginners and intermediate level, in front of the school. Mr. Hill, our amazing volunteer, has been teaching them a range of songs.
Created: 12 Jul 16 11:47 | Last modified: 12 Jul 16 11:51
Year 1 have been learning the violin. They performed to parents and community members at Soham Village College alongside two other primary schools.
Created: 19 May 16 10:37 | Last modified: 19 May 16 10:39
The orchestra visited all of our children and played a range of classical music alongside teaching them about composers through puppetry.
Created: 17 Mar 16 12:37 | Last modified: 17 Mar 16 12:41