Welcome to our music page! Every child at The Mount engages in quality music education from the start of school until the end of KS2 in Year 6. Music is an incredibly important part in everybody's life, from listening to your favourite artists, to singing out loud and playing instruments. This year, Year 2 and 3 are learning to play the glockenspiel , Year 4 are learning the violins and Year 5 are learning to play the Ukulele.
Every Tuesday we have our music assembly, where children sing a range of songs together. The children have opportunities every term to perform as a class to the whole school. Listening skills are developed at the start of each assembly, as children listen to range of musical genres, including jazz, classical and rock.
In September 2018 the Mount School Choir was launched! Children from years 1 to 6 join to sing together every Tuesday lunchtime. They have been singing a variety of popular songs including music from the Greatest Showman, Moana and Trolls. At Christmas they enjoyed their debut performance at the school carol concert.
At the Mount we LOVE music...especially in Year Four! Therefore, when we were learning about the water cycle in science, we decided to do it using singing, instruments and rapping. Have a listen to our version using chime bars, glockenspiels and Boomwhackers.
Above is Year 3 playing their glockenspiels like pros. They have been learning to play the notes C, D, E and F in time with music, composing their own pieces of music and have even started to draw musical notes on a staff (see below).
Year 4 have been working incredibly hard on their violin skills and singing. In the video above, you can hear them playing pizzicato and using their bow in a performance of Mr Pizzicato and Friends.
Year 5 have made fantastic improvements with their ukulele playing. In the performance above you can hear them playing along with a backing track called 'All Star Blues' which follows a 12 bar blues chord pattern. This term they have be learning and mastering moving between the C, F and G chords.
Below is a medley of our school song plus some of our Harvest Festival songs. You can also watch a video of the children singing Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.
We hope you enjoy it!