Year 4 instrumental tuition: Session 1

Well done year 4! You were brilliant. I think that our instrumental learning got off to a fabulous start. It was wonderful that all of the tutors played for us at the start of the afternoon. I am going to be setting up a special page on the blog for year 4 but meanwhile I have put up a little movies below.

Guitarists: you must remember to look after your guitars and keep them safe. Remember to bring them in next Wednesday.

Trumpeters: Next week you will get the opportunity to take your trumpets home.

Drummers: Can you remember any of the rhythms you learned this afternoon?

I am going to be setting up a special page on the blog for year 4. It will have information about the instruments you are learning, some homework and some information about your tutors.

Have a look at the pictures I took this afternoon. I’m afraid they are a little dark!

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought!

Masterclass in conducting.

Teamwork is very important in music making. We need to collaborate and work as a team to make our music sound good. Team work is also part of our school ethos.

Please watch this year 2 class work together showing excellent teamwork. I am especially impressed with the conductor who did a very good job. Look how carefully he counts, makes eye contact with his musicians and gives clear signals.

This is impressive year 2

Visiting a Virtual Orchestra!

Our newly appointed Digital leaders had a fantastic day out today at the South Bank. We experienced ‘virtual reality’, played some qwesome percussion instruments, made a green screen video and did some coding. Huge thanks to London CLC. You provided some amazing experieinces for us. Thank you!

Here is our video of the day

Wider Opportunities for year 4

The videos above show Merton Music Foundation youth bands on tour this summer in Germany.

We want every child at St Teresa’s to have the same opportunities. The ability to play a musical instrument is a remarkable gift that can unlock so many doors.

In year 3 each child will get the chance to learn an instrument with a specialist music tutor in small groups of 10. They will get tuition on a different musical instrument each term. The school will cover the costs.

This is a fantastic opportunity and a very exciting project. This model has been developed by some very successful schools. We are the first school in Merton to adopt.

We hope it will act as a springboard in helping every child purse their own musical journey. Once the project finishes the children will be able to continue their learning in small groups either at the school or at MMF (who are now based at Harris Merton)

You will get further details shortly confirming details. If you have any questions please contact me via the school office or leave comments below.

Mrs Schneider

Harvest Festival

Welcome back!

Hope you all had a good summer. If our school was in the countryside we would have seen farmers working hard all summer bringing in the harvest. The last few crops are being collected this month so this is the time we think about celebrating the harvest. Have a look at the videos below. Which is your favourite?

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