Music education is taken very seriously at South Camberley and is well supported by teachers, pupils and parents. We are lucky enough to have a specialist music teacher for every class in the junior campus and across many infant classes too. All pupils will experience music from other periods in time and cultures, will learn to sing exciting and fun songs and will be taught how to read simple musical notation in the hope that they will develop a love and appreciation of music generally.
Our fabulous South Camberley choir is currently rehearsing for the next BIG event – singing at the O2 Arena on 6th February with over 5,000 other children! We are very excited, especially as the songs are so much fun. They include a medley of cartoon theme tunes including Danger Mouse and Phineas and Ferb! We’re also practising the famous Rag ‘n’ Bone Man song I’m Only Human After All and Robbie Williams’ Love my Life.
We’re also looking forward to singing to more senior members of St Mary’s Church on 14th December in our regular annual Christmas event along with the School Council.
Our calendar is packed full as we’re also singing at the George Jones Music Festival in June – a lovely local celebration of singing for school children.
Mrs Summers is currently enjoying teaching music to all the Year 1 children and in the Spring term is looking forward to teaching Year 2 all their songs for the KS1 music festival to be held at Collingwood College in March.
Surrey Arts News
In addition to trumpet, clarinet and guitar lessons, we are thrilled to be now be able to offer piano, flute and bassoon lessons in association with Surrey Arts. This is a new venture for Autumn 2017 and we hope that many of you will take up this fantastic opportunity. Please contact the school office or use the Surrey Arts online application.
Year 4 Lyric Writing
Year 4 have been busy writing their own lyrics based on Ancient Egyptians set to a very well-known tune. Can you spot which one? Listen to these clips and enjoy their hard work. The children had to match the syllables to the rhythm so that it all fitted together perfectly.
Year 6 Bugle Calls
Our Year 6 children have been studying World War One and have written and recorded bugle calls using the keyboards and glockenspiels. Please enjoy looking at the photographs and listen to the sound clips.
Singathon – On Friday 1st December, the choir took part in a Spectacular Singathon, raising money for our trip to the O2 in February. Lots of children spent the day singing their favourite songs and we had a really fun time. If you took part, please don’t forget to continue to add your sponsor money online. Thank you to all singers and sponsors!
Year 5 Ostinato Compositions – Year Five have been studying Space this term and have listened to all kinds of music related to Space including David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Holst’s Mars from his Planets Suite. We learnt how to create ostinatos and created our own musical compositions using ostinatos. Please enjoy listening to them.
Year 4 Songs of Praise to Egyptian Gods – Year Four have been studying the Egyptians and we wrote and recorded our songs to the gods. The children learnt how to play a steady beat, a rhythm and a tune on the glockenspiels. Please enjoy our clips.