Music and Performing Arts

Developing creativity and confidence through music and performance

Music Curriculum

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

“perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians”

Music at Eltham Church of England Primary School therefore is taught as part of continuous provision in EYFS, and whole class in Key Stages 1 & 2. In Key Stage 1 children are taught using Music Express with ‘Beat’, ‘Pitch’ and ‘performance’ the central elements of coverage.

In 2020 Key Stage 2 teaching has moved to “Charanga Music School”, where children “learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others,”

Furthermore, the school has a number of peripatetic teachers who come each week to teach children one-to-one on: Keyboard, Flute, Guitar, Clarinet and Trumpet. Please speak to Mrs Fountain (Year 5 teacher and music lead) for more information.

News from Choir

All the children in choir have been working extremely hard. We will be focusing on two songs in the lead up to Christmas (Winter Carol and Christingle). Children can use the following links to practice the songs. Alternatively, they can download the music and the lyrics so that they can listen to their different parts.

Winter carol – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXefITQ1CLw

Christingle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnJ2XKPD5FE https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/fundraising-and-events/christingle/christingle-hymns-and-songs

Winter Carol – Rehearsal (with all parts)
Winter Carol – Alto
Winter Carol – Soprano 1
Winter Carol – Soprano 2

Already the choir have multiple concerts in the diary. The children will be performing at the Christmas Fair (Friday 6th December) at 4:15 and again at 5:30. We will also be performing at the Carol Concert on the 18th December. There are some other potential concerts in the pipeline but we are still waiting for final confirmation.

News from Performing Arts

Performing Arts Club combines acting, singing and dancing. We have chosen to perform the following songs: Eye of the Tiger, Hard Knock Life from ‘Annie’, and From Now On from ‘The Greatest Showman’. Children can listen to the songs and learn the dance moves using the links below.

Eye of the Tiger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEjgPh4SEmU

Hard Knock Life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0bOH8ABpco

From Now On (Song) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2FUY3N-n0

From Now On (Dance) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31cH1qRkvws