Music has always played an important role in the life of Goose Green Primary School and this year is no different. Children have the opportunity to learn a range of instruments including piano, drums, violin, trumpet, brass, steel pans and guitar. Each instrument is taught by specialist teachers during the school week and is tailored specifically to the ability of each child. Progress is important to us here at Goose Green and as a result all children are encouraged to work towards completing grade exams as well as exploring aspects of their instrument for purely enjoyment purposes.
Within the school week each class receives a weekly music lesson from our music teacher Mrs James. During these lessons children explore the different elements of music including pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics and tempo. As they progress through the school children use their understanding of these elements to compose, improvise, perform and respond to music. In the Early Years the children enjoy finding their singing voices initially through songs, actions and musical play. In Years 1 and 2 they progress to more complex songs and musical concepts and use tuned and untuned percussion. In Key Stage 2 they learn to read music and to play recorder and steel pan.
Each week all children from Year 1 to 6 take part in a singing assembly where we sing a range of songs from pop to traditional and songs from different countries.
This year we are continuing with our music for the adults in our community. The adult community choir continues to run each Thursday from 3.45-4.45pm. All adults from the community are invited to come along and enjoy the fun with no direct link to the school being necessary to join. The choir aims to bring people from the community together to sing some songs and share some laughs, with any and all abilities being catered for.
Goose Green also offers an adult steel pans class which runs on Tuesdays from 4.45-5.45pm in the music room. Once again this is aimed at all members of the community and everyone is welcome to join.
Should you (or indeed an adult you know) like to get involved with either the adult community choir or steel pan band, please don't hesitate to contact the school office for further details.