We had a super afternoon today singing with Father Gavin. Lots of new and exciting songs were sung and fun was had all round.
We can't wait for next week!
Last week St Gilbert's Christmas Choir went carol singing around Stamford. On Tuesday the children joined the residents of Torkington Gardens and on Friday they went to the sheltered housing in St Clements to sing at both of their Christmas parties.
The children were immaculately behaved: walking down and talking to the eldery people we sang for. They performed the carols with gusto and enthusiasm - I was super impressed with all of them. Well done singers!!
Music plays a big part in the life of our school. All the children are involved in weekly interactive music lessons that give them the opportunity to listen, perform and evaluate many different genres of music.
Children in KS1 are taught the recorder and enjoy playing together, giving them an early taste of ensemble performance. Instrumental lessons are avaliable to children in KS2, with peripatetic woodwind, violin and guitar teachers offering tuition.
Choir takes place each week of a lunchtime, where children sing a variety of songs, from traditional tunes to modern pop songs, both in unison and harmony. Other choirs are brought together for different festivals and services.
Music is played in all classes to help children to focus in lesson time and to give them a flavour of different classical composers and an appreciation for different musical genres. During our daily Collective Worship time together, we sing as part of our worship. We also focus on a particular composer to listen to as children enter the hall. This changes chronologically to help give the children an understanding of how classical music has developed through time.
On a Thursday morning the children all come together for our Sing and Pray worship time, this is an opportunity to learn new worship songs and hymns and develop our singing technique.