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!
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 can we invent at Quarry Mount?
(Topics in classes focus on History and important inventions)
We will be composing a tune to our school chant as well as learning some Christmas songs at the end of the term.
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
Welcome to the 60s - Hairspray
Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Autumn 2019 - Live Music Performances
In the Autumn term, pupils in KS1 and Year 3 were lucky enough to watch live music performances both in and out of school. The children thouroughly enjoyed watching and learning from professional musicians and actors.
KS1 - Skylar's Missing Note
At the beginning of Autumn 2, KS1 children watched the show 'Skylar's Missing Note'. The show is a touring music and theatre experience in collaboration with Leeds-based, Manic Chord Theatre and supported by Leeds Music Education Partnership and Arts Council England. The show took our KS1 pupils on an adventure with the main character, Skylar, whose piano had lost its middle-C key during a house move. This immersive piece of storytelling introduced pupils to the piano in a fun and engaging way and enhanced the music curriculum.
Year 3 - Discovering Leider
Year 3 took part in the ‘Discovering Lieder’ project which introduces primary school children to the joys of attending a classical concert and invites them into the wonderful world of stories and characters found in Art Song. The children were visited for a one-hour session by professional opera singers and musicians. The musicians presented Lieder as a fun and relevant art form and the children even got to write their own verse to a song by Schubert! They then attended a concert at the Northern Ballet Theatre at the end of the week and were able to perform their composition. Well done Year 3!
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!".