Music

Music Curriculum at Ellwood Community Primary School
We enjoy developing our children’s musical awareness through the use of the fantastic Charanga Musical School (which is used in over eight thousand primary schools).  
 
Our scheme supports all requirements of the National Curriculum as children learn to develop their skills in Listening and Appraising; Creating and Exploring Musical Activities and Singing and Performing.
 
We enjoy displaying our musical talents at every opportunity - and we integrate songs, hymns and our instrumental talents into our talent shows, Class Assemblies, Harvest services, Remembrance services, Easter services, Christmas services and productions, end-of year productions and of course, our daily Assemblies.

Young Voices Concert 2019

'Singing and Performing' is so much fun!

 Our School choir travelled to Birmingham on Friday 25th January 2019 to take part in a national singing concert with a difference for a second year running! Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 had learnt a host of songs and showed great enthusiasm and engagement during their rehearsals. 

Another year on and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  The atmosphere throughout the day was fantastic and the children had a lot of fun, whilst working hard to practise the songs and dance moves.  

The aim of Young Voices is to inspire a love of music and create memories for the children that will last a lifetime.  The music is specially selected to create a diverse musical repertoire that introduces children to the widest possible spectrum of music. By providing a diverse range of musical styles, our children learnt and enjoyed a fuller understanding of music - and what it means to sing together.  

We would like to thank the parents and families of our pupils for allowing their children to experience such a memorable event - and also for travelling to the arena to be a part of the vast audience.  We hope that it will remain in the memories of our children and their families forever!

Well done!

'Listening and Appraising' at St Briavels School
 
As part of our 'Listening and Appraising' in Music lessons, pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 were invited to St Briavels school to enjoy a performance by an incredible string quartet.  The musicians provided an inspirational show that included many pieces of modern music that we recognised, intertwined with many pieces that were new to us. 
They explained how their instruments were used and answered our many questions about their impressive performance.  The string musicians were extremely talented and they held our attention brilliantly.  They even invited Harriet from Willow Class and Jayden from Sycamore Class to join them in their demonstrations!  We were told that we made a fantastic audience and we were complimented on our wonderful behaviour. 
We are very grateful that we had the opportunity to watch such an engaging production and we loved discussing our favourite pieces that the quartet had played later in the day when we returned to school.
 
Autumn Term 2018
 
In Oak Class [Reception] we enjoy exploring the different sounds that musical instruments make.
Gloucestershire Academy of Music: Play it - Sing it - Love it
 
Throughout Spring Term 2019, children from Years 4 and 5 have had the opportunity to learn how to play brass and woodwind instruments on Monday afternoons.  We are very fortunate and thankful that we have the opportunity for music specialists from Gloucestershire Academy of music to come in to teach them - Mrs Ford and Mr Gibbons.  
They are thoroughly enjoying the experience of learning how to read and write music and are having lots of fun - well done!    
 
Spring Term 2019
 
In Chestnut Class (Year 2 and 3) we have been learning how to read music and play glockenspiels.  We have had fun learning with Mrs Wright and can't wait to play more instruments!