The modern foreign language we offer at Meadlands is Spanish; this is taught by our specialist language teacher Mrs Pearman. We have strong links with the University of Barcelona and welcome a Foreign Language Assistant from there for one month every year.
Meadlands' children love music! We take every opportunity to learn through song and music is linked with class learning topics as much as is possible. Children from nursery to year 6 have their weekly music lessons with Mrs Pearman, our specialist music teacher. This year, we are taking exciting steps to develop our music curriculum further and all pupils in years 2 and 3 will be learning the recorder, all pupils in years 4 and 5 will be learning the ukulele. As part of a whole school initiative to develop a love of music, EYFS will be starring in their own Singing Festival with other Ham schools this academic year, Year 1 will be forming their own percussion band and year 6 will be performing at the O2 arena, singing in the Young Voices concert in January.
Firstly, a huge ‘thank you’ to all the children and their sponsors for raising such a fantastic amount of money for our music department! I hope to make Meadlands’ music even more exciting and jam-packed with fun learning opportunities this coming year. Mrs McGeoch gave me a brief:
To give each year group something special to look forward to
To increase the number of opportunities to perform
To increase the number of pupils learning and instrument
I have given this a lot of thought, spoken to the children and with the Senior Leadership team and we have put together a programme to fit the bill! Have a look at the PDF below to see what’s in store. A separate letter will be on its way to parents of children in years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (next years, 2-5) regarding recorder and ukulele music lessons. Similarly, with so many new events and clubs planned, more information will follow in the new academic year, to all families.
To kick-start our musical extravaganza we will be having a ‘Big Bang, Big Sing!’ just as with class topics. Watch out for a date in the messenger in September as it will be an open invitation to parents and carers to attend, too.
Mrs A Pearman
Here is your chord sheet for learning Silent Night.
Young Voices 2017
Below are the lyrics for this years performance at the O2 in January 2017.
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