Just look at the wide range of music that is part of everyday life here at Eyam CE Primary School.
At Eyam CE Primary School children gain an understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may have in any person’s life. Our aim is to provide a high quality music education that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and nurtures their talent as musicians.
Eyam provides all children with a range of musical experiences which ensures everyone gets an opportunity to explore and develop new skills. We aim for music making to be a fun and inclusive learning experience, through which we can build up their enjoyment of music, self-confidence and sense of achievement.
Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to, sing in tune and with other people, play tuned and untuned musical instruments with increasing control, fluency and expression and listen critically to a wide range of music from different periods, genres, styles and traditions. There will be several opportunities to perform to an audience and children are encouraged to enjoy this aspect of musical production. We use the Charanga scheme (endorsed by the Derbyshire Music Partnership) to facilitate whole class music making and to also explore a full range of musical genre. As children progress through the school they will increasingly understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation.
We have previously been awarded a Music Mark for our dedication to instrumental lessons and we are proud that most of the pupils at KS2 learn an instrument.
Lower Juniors learn a range of instruments though the Wider Opportunities Scheme - we've learnt the fife, clarinet, trumpet and the violin. We've also joined other schools in performances at the Arena in Derby and the wonderful Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
The string group performed at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens along with other schools.
Our Choir, lead by Emma Hopkins, recorded a track at Tilly studios and have competed in a competition in Derby where they came second! They also take part in community events as a choir.
One of our Year Six was chosen to sing the main solo at the Christmas tour of the Snowman! A moment to be really proud.
Here the youngest pupils are taking the lead in our wonderful annual Nativity.
The end of the year would not be complete without a musical show by the oldest pupils.
End of year wind group as we celebrate with our leaving students.
We take a class to the amazing Young Voices event at the Sheffield Arena where we join a choir of 1000s - along with a pop band and celebrities.
Are you interested in singing in a choir?
We've sung at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield along with the famous local youth choir Perfect Pitch who appeared on national TV! We have children who sing in that choir too and who have performed in musical productions at a local theatre.
We have a wide range of music lessons on offer through the Derbyshire Music Partnership, these include: violin, piano, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, voice, ukulele and guitar. We have regular opportunities to share our progress with parents and visitors.