music at seely
We are a Nottingham Music Hubs Silver School!
Mr. Hallett, our Music teacher, teaches Year 3 Recorders and leads the singing assemblies from Foundation 1 to KS2. He also leads different choirs in KS2 which Ms Schwanz leads a choir in KS1. Our Seely Choirs perform at a variety of events including; Sherwood Christmas Lights Switch On, Seely Christmas Fayre, Seely Summer Festival, Sycamore House and even a performance in Victoria shopping centre this year. We have also begun to introduce recorders into year 2 and Mr Hallet has also been teaching the music curriculum to the Foundation Stage children.
Music in years 4 and 5 is taught by the Nottingham Music Service. The children get the amazing opportunity to learn either the clarinet or the trumpet. Then in year 6 they are given the opportunity to continue playing their music instrument and work on achieving a grade in that instrument.
This year, we have a record number of 19 year 5/6 pupils from Seely attending Area Band at Haydn Primary School every Wednesday after school. Pupils attending this are given the chance to take their Music Medal exam in year 5 and their grade 1 or 2 in year 6.
We have been recognised for the value that you place on music within school and the opportunities we provide to the children in our school therefore have been awarded by being give the Music Mark! This shows we have been acknowledged for our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring that pupils at our school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education.
Miss Large and Mrs Swain took our Upper Key Stage 2 choir to Monsoon in Victoria shopping centre to perform some of our Christmas carols to raise money for the Mad Hatters charity. They managed to raise £74.00.
Our upper Key Stage 2 choir were also lucky enough to participate in the Christmas in the City music concert in which they sung alongside different schools from Nottingham in the Albert Hall. Children from our area band also participated. Christmas in the City is run by the Nottingham Music Service, who run some of our music lessons, and was a real showcase of musical talent in Nottingham in which we were honoured to be a part of.