A strong focus on the arts lies at the heart of The Beecroft Garden approach to learning. All children take part in weekly music sessions with our specialist music teacher Mrs Hands. In addition to these children have while class teaching of guitar and drumming in some year groups and all children have the opportunity to sign up for specific music tuition in a huge range of instruments as well as joining one of a number of after school clubs with a music focus.
This term choir is just for Year 5 and Year 6. Please click the link below to view videos and song lyrics. The passcode for Young Voices - YV2021
Here are some examples of some of the incredible music activities that have taken place recently - even with Covid restrictions.
London is the place for me
Below is an our uplifting rendition of London Is The Place For Me sung by the each Beecroft class in music for Black History Month. (Instruments were recorded individually and then blended with the singing tracks so it sounds like a virtual singing assembly).
Beecroft Garden Mass Singalong/ Playalong/ DancealongThrough the first lockdown members of our school community danced sang and played to create our very own lockdown musical extravaganza to lift the spirits and bring us together.
charanga Yumu Music Website - remote learning
I have prepared a great website for you, packed with exciting music resources – just follow the link below. There are plenty of songs to learn, creative activities and apps and I will be adding new things all the time. I know some of you are lucky enough to have instruments at home, so I’ve posted resources to help you to practise and get playing. I have sent a unique login for each child via parentmail. If you need it sending again, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Body Percussion: Watch this amazing body percussion video and then make up your own sequence!
Make a Shaker: This video shows you how to make a shaker out of a bottle.
Ukulele: Ten-day tutorial on how to play the ukulele.
Keyboard / Piano: Piano tutorials for those with keyboards or pianos at home.
Garageband (for Mac, ipad, iphone) is the app years 4-6 have learnt how to use at school. https://www.apple.com/uk/mac/garageband/
Bandlab This is a new free app which is available for Android