We have a number of exciting musical opportunities for our children this term. Watch this space for details and photo's of the fun we will have!
Friday 13th July- Some children in year 5 will be invited to share in a fantastic opportunity at Chatham House Grammar School. The children will have the opportunity to learn Djembe drumming, Steal Pans and Composition specialist music teachers.
Deal are hosting a music and arts festival thoughout July during which time there is a wide range of fantastic events going on for schools and families.
What better way to make some memories and get involved in the arts!
Check out this webpage to find out more that you could get involved with throughout July.
July 8th- Some pupils will be involved in some amazing drumming workshops as a part of the Deal festival aimed at building confidence and self belief.
July 11th- Year 5 pupils will have the wonderful chance to listen and appraise live music through watching a brass band at the Deal festival.
July 5th- Year 5 pupils will get the opportunity to listen and appraise live music through watching a Jazz band as a part of the Deal festival.
Parents- The concerts Deal are putting on are also open to parents. Contact Mrs Feuillatre or visit the website above to find out how to get involved!
The children of Drapers Mills will have the opportunity to impress and entertain as we take part in out very own Draper' Got Talent. Alongside the wonderful Mrs Kirtpatrick the children have planned and prepared this wonderful show which will showcase our many enthusiastic and talented young people.
We will end the yearon a high by factiliatating a variety show in order to give the children the opportunity to perform their newly learnt instruments, entain us through song and dance or to perform a dramatic scene. This is always one of the highlights of the year as the children love to share their progress in their given talent!
Key stage two took part in an exciting project run by the Pilgrims Hospice today. Seaside radio visited the school and recorded the whole key stage singing the christmas song 'I Saw Three Ships'. The children sang beautifully and really impressed our visitors!
The song will be on the radio station twice a day between 30th November and 27th December or can be found on their website. Support our children by voting for our school!
Very soon CDs will be for sale making a lovely memory and great christmas present! All money raised goes towards the Pilgrims Hospice.
Take One Composer Day- Friday 20th November
The children of Drapers Mills had a wonderful day on Friday each exploring the work of a given composer. The children spent the morning exploring the music and then responded in a range of creative ways. We produced a range of artwork, our own musical response, dance and creative writing. Our results will be shared on this page very soon!
We have a number of fabulous music clubs in school. Please look for the termly club letters to get your child involved in these great opportunities to begin developing your childs muscial talents!
We have a celebration of our musical talents 3 times a year! Look out for upcoming dates on the calander page of the website.
We have a number of talented muscians learning an instrucment outside of school. Please let Mrs Feuillatre know via the office if your child is learning an instrucment so we can celebrate inside of school too!
A huge well done to Sabarish and Amelia who have entertained us during assembly by sharing there progress on piano!
Drapers has had many visits from musicians and workshop providers including Mike Fenton (auto harp) and Richard Latham (djembe)
This term 30 pupils from Year 3 have attended a concert at St. Lawrence College. They watched a performance of ‘Stringendo’ a professional string quartet. This was followed in the afternoon by a performance to parents of their own violin skills. A group of violinists and band members also performed at a Thanet 1 Partnership Celebration at Holy Trinity Church, Cliftonville.
Children are giving many opportunities to experience music and learna variety of instruments.
CLASS MUSIC-each class teacher delivers music lessons using a variety of schemes and resources., including ‘Music Express’.
In addition we deliver-
WIDER OPPORTUNITIES is a Government initiative, built upon the Music Manifesto of 2000.
It states that every school should provide a full year of instrumental tuition for 1 Year Group and that opportunities to continue should also be supported financially.
VIOLINS-currently Year 3 have violin lessons with Heather Nunn from Kent Music. They have the opportunity to perform to parent and as part of a Partnership Celebration.
RECORDERS-Year 4 have lessons on the recorder, to prepare them for a Partnership Workshop
UKULELES– We have 30 red ukuleles, which have been taught to Year 5
ROLL-UP KEYBOARDS. Year 6 have the opportunity to experiment and make music using easily portable Keyboards.
We have many extra-curricular music groups including choir, band, musical theatre club, guitar club and individual woodwind lessons.
We are looking to a very active musical future, with a choir and band that is growing in number and confidence.
We are looking forward to building a culture of singing throughout the school.
We are looking forward to building links and involvement with out Thanet 1 Partnership, joining for workshops and celebrations.
We are looking forward to all children accessing lessons on a musical instrument.
We are looking forward to more visits from musicians.
We are looking forward to music enhancing our learning and understanding of the world around us.