Instruments are grouped in families.
The families are made up of instruments that are similar.
Look at the image above and identify the similarities in each family.
Why do you think the families are named the way that they are?
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.