Music Curriculum at Blakehill
At Blakehill, we provide all pupils with a range of opportunities to become involved in Music.
All classes receive a weekly music lesson which provide teaching and learning activities with schemes of work linked to the National Curriculum 2014. Years 5 and 6 are taught to play tuned instruments including guitar and ukulele by a Music Specialist which results in pupils performing to the whole school in assembly. Each year group chooses a composer or musician to study throughout the year.
We are very proud of our school choir who participate in many local and national events. We are enthusiastic participants of the Young Voices Choir and have performed at several annual University Graduation Ceremonies.
The choir also joins other schools within our Local Schools Partnership to perform songs as part of the Big Sing Production. We have developed strong links within the local community and support St Cuthbert’s Walking Nativity ensemble, performing carols in the church at Christmas time. In addition to this, the choir actively seek opportunities to perform, singing at local nursing homes, shopping centres, Summer Fairs and even weddings!
The pupils at Blakehill are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra- curricular activities. Clubs and activities run throughout the year and can be accessed by all children throughout the week. These include: recorder club, keyboard lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, the school choir, Little Cherries Theatre and Music sessions, the annual Blakehill’s Got Talent show and end of year productions.
Links with other schools and organisations
The school regularly welcomes enhanced opportunities to engage with music making at all levels (i.e school prom/large scale events) and has developed links with local Secondary Schools.