Music has always played an important role in the life of Goose Green Primary School and this year is no different. Since September we've seen the addition of even more instrumental lessons. Children now have the opportunity to learn a range of instruments including piano, drums, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, baritone horn, recorder, 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 Ms. O' Connor. During these lessons children explore different aspects of the curriculum from composing and performing, to listening and responding to music. The whole of year three are even learning to play the recorder during these lessons! All children from year one to six also have a weekly singing assembly in which we come together as a school to belt out some popular favourites or indeed to sing some songs which are relevant to the whole school, for example for a month we learned songs that have a direct link to black history. Bob Marley's 'Buffalo Solider' was a particular favourite among the children.
This year we are also hoping to promote more musical involvement among our adults. September 2017 saw the start of an an adult community choir which runs 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.