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Music at Quarry Mount
At Quarry Mount we believe that Music and the Arts are important for a child's development. We are constantly striving to provide children with opportunities to develop a real passion for music. We would like to build children's transferrable skills such as; listening, team-work, problem solving and creativity. 

Art Forms teachers visit school weekly to deliver music lessons, playing a variety of instruments such as; recorders, ukelele, clarinet, violin and steel pans. We also come together as a school to enjoy our weekly singing assemblies. 

We hope you enjoy browsing the pictures of some of our budding musicians and the music events we have been a part of this year!


Singing Assemblies 
Children in KS1 and KS2 enjoy coming together weekly to sing during Thursday assemblies. Our assemblies are linked to the half term's theme and are a great opportunity to learn about music theory as well as to express ourselves. This term our theme is: 

What makes Quarry Mount unique? 
(Topics in classes focus on Black History)

We will be dicussing how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 60s. 
The song we are learning is 'Dancing in the Street' by Martha and the Vandellas.

Over the past few years we have also developed a repertoire of songs that we like to sing to motivate and inspire us each week. Some of our favourites include: 

Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
Try Everything - Shakira
When I Grow Up - Matilda the Musical
Reach - S Club 7 
How Far I'll Go - Moana
Firework - Katy Perry
Count on Me - Bruno Mars


Spring 2019 - Charlie Performance

At the end of the Spring term, the children from our Musical Theatre Club, accompanied by Year 3 and 4 ensemble, performed their adaptation of a Roald Dahl favourite, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (Script by Miss Meiklejohn) to their peers, friends and family. The Musical Theatre Club members rehearsed each week after school with Miss Meiklejohn and Mrs Lee to bring the well known characters to life. The Year 3 and 4 children then worked with Miss Meiklejohn, Miss McNicholas and other school staff to learn a selection of songs and dances. The children did a fantastic job of bringing the show together, we were very proud of their performances. It was wonderful to see the children shine and grow in confidence!

City of Leeds Youth Music Prom 2019
In March 2019, Year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to attend the City of Leeds Youth Music Prom at Leeds Town Hall. They enjoyed an afternoon of music performances from talented young musicians. For many of our pupils it was their first time seeing a live orchestra. The children loved hearing the live music, especially being able to sing and dance along. Having started learning new instruments this year, the children were able to appreciate how much hard work it takes to perform at that level. It was an inspirational experience for some of our pupils. One Year 3 pupil said, "That could be me in future because I have started to learn the violin!".
Art Forms Music Lessons

Each week the children take part in lessons from the Art Forms teachers. They have been practicing popular tunes such as 'Happy' and 'Mamma Mia'.