Music at Mossley
Music plays a central role in the curriculum at Mossley. All children receive regular Music lessons taught by their class teachers. The curriculum that we provide is delivered using the platform of ‘Sparkyard’. The children have the opportunity to sing, play and rehearse their own compositions. They also partake in a performance each half term to show the skills that they have learnt. This may take place in the form of performing to another class, performing in assembly or performing for parents. The children also listen to a wide range of music and discuss this using terminology linked to the interrelated dimensions of music.
Music during collective worship
Appreciating and discussing a wide range of music is now a featured part of our collective worship at school. During our picture news worship, the children are introduced to a range of Christian songs and performances from around the world. During our Wednesday singing worship, the children are introduced to an ‘artist of the week’. These musicians range from different time periods, different genres of music and different ethnic backgrounds.
Our school choir has been known to have more than 40 members in recent years! They enjoy learning and performing a wide variety of songs and are always up for a challenge! In previous years, they have attended Young Voices, sung at local events such as the carnival, and have also entered singing competitions! Most recently, a selected group from Year 5 and 6 formed a special choir to sing at a historical town event – the unveiling of the statue of Elizabeth Wolstanholme. The choir were so passionate, they were even featured on the evening news!
We like to make links within our community at Mossley! Our school choir enjoy performing at many different events throughout the year, such as the Congleton Christmas light switch on, local care and residential homes and an annual Remembrance concert at the Town Hall.
We also relish the opportunity to make links with other schools within the local area. Recently, our Year 4 children enjoyed visiting Eaton Bank and working with the Symphonia Verbum Orchestra. They had the opportunity to listen to the orchestra perform, create their own piece of music whilst working with different members from the orchestra and perform as a larger group with other schools from the local area.
We have links with music hubs in our local area, and we have enjoyed recent assemblies delivered by the Love Music Trust, where the children have listened to a range of instruments and even had a go at playing some of them!
Private Music Tuition
During the school day, a number of children have the opportunity to learn a Musical Instrument. The instruments currently being taught include piano, guitar, violin and keyboard. All of these lessons are taught by Music for Life.