Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710


Abbeymead Primary School

Ready for Life

Our December listening music has lots of links with this final month of the year!  We have Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, inspired by a fire in the Montreux Casino in December 1971; the very famous 5th Symphony by Beethoven (born on 17th December, 1770); Happy by Pharrell Williams, which reached the number one chart spot in December 2013; and Michael Buble's version of The Christmas Song because... it's nearly Christmas!

Music at Abbeymead

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 - Mrs Lorraine Payne

Drums - Mr Phil Guest

Piano - Miss Amber Smith



Singing Club

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.