Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS
Ready for Life
Throughout July we will be listening to Queen's 'We Will Rock You', 'Oye Como Va' by Santana and 'Why Don't You' by Gramophonedzie. All of these tracks have particular links to the month of July!
We are fortunate to offer many music opportunities for our pupils at Abbeymead.
We follow the Primary National Curriculum in England 2014 for Music.
Learning to play instruments
At Abbeymead, children in Y2-6 have the opportunity to learn Guitar, Drums and Piano. We have a talented team of specialist teachers who visit each week to deliver either group or individual lessons. If your child would like to learn one of these instruments, you can contact the teachers directly to see if there are spaces in their weekly schedule.
Guitar and Cornet - Mrs Lorraine Payne firstname.lastname@example.org
Drums - Mr Phil Guest email@example.com
Piano - Miss Amber Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greatest Showman Week
During the first week of July, the whole school transformed their week into learning related to 'The Greatest Showman'. A wealth of exciting learning opportunities took place covering Music, SMSC, Art, DT and many more.
Below are just a few things that took place! Year 4 looked inside themselves to discover things they were great at; Year 5 made a music video; Year 6 looked at different versions of 'The Greatest Show' song and also attempted a 'Stomp' style version; and EYFS learned how to sign 'A Million Dreams'.
Please click on this link to access the EYFS video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBAL6H7jTag&feature=youtu.be
Please note, this has been shared via YouTube as an unlisted video, available only through this link.
KS2 Choir's trip to Young Voices
A group of talented singers from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Gloucester School Partnership 10th Anniversary Concert at the beginning of October. We rehearsed a selection of songs and came together with over thirty other schools for a concert at Gloucester Cathedral. One of the songs we learned was written partly by local composer, George Moorey, and partly by us. We contributed ideas for the lyrics, melody and rhythms in the song. Click the video below to hear us singing it at the Cathedral!
Whole Class Gamelan
Year 3 have been learning about Gamelan Music from Indonesia. They visited Gloucester Academy of Music to test out the instruments there and they now have a session with one of GAM's very talented specialist tutors every Monday afternoon.