Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Music Mission Statement 

At Beighton Nursery and Infants School we think it is vital that children not only develop a love for Music but also the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a wide range of aspects including singing, performing, composing, listening, improvising and playing a wide range of musical instruments. We aim to ensure that all children are given opportunities to perform these skills both in the classroom and also outside of school.

Currently our school uses a Music scheme called Charanga which focuses on different aspects of the Music Curriculum. We are very lucky to be working alongside the Sheffield Music Hub and have a Music Specialist Teacher that comes into school to deliver some aspects of the curriculum to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  The focus of these lessons are on Singing and Musicianship.  KS1 pupils have the opportunity to also learn to play the recorder and perform as an ensemble.

We hold regular Singing Assemblies which are led by Mrs Pedder. The children learn a variety of warm up techniques and children learn a range of songs across different genres and themes.

Children in all year groups have the opportunity to perform in different events.    This year Nursery have experienced an African Drumming Workshop and have had the opportunity to perform songs which they have learnt throughout the year.  Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children have the opportunity to perform songs in Harvest Assembly, Christmas and Easter Performances and in their Showcase Assemblies.  

The School Choir have the opportunity to perform at events such as the School Christmas Fayre and the Family of Schools Choir at Crystal Peaks for the Christmas concert. 

We look forward to organising more music based experiences for your children throughout the school year.      

Music Policy - Updated policy will be available by 20/3/20

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Music within each Year Group

Year 2 have enjoyed their weekly Recorder lessons with Kate from The Sheffield Music Hub. They have been learning to play in time together, making sure they create a soft sound.  The children have started to learn about musical notes. They learnt the value of crochets, crochet rests and minims. 

How many beats does a crotchet last for?

How many beats does a minim last for?

Year 1 have learnt how to hold the recorder and have been learning that you only have to blow gently for it to make a soft sound. The children now know that you have to hold it at the top with your left hand and use your right hand to steady it at the bottom.

Nursery had a fantastic start to the term with an African Drumming Workshop.  They were really excited and they all had their own African drum to play on and retell the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

Christmas Carols

Here is our fabulous Choir Club performing Christmas carols at our Christmas Fair, they were wonderful!

Music Archive

Arts Week

During Arts Week each year group learnt an exciting song linked to their topic and used different musical instruments to make their performances even more exciting. Nursery performed their song ‘I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’ and even dressed up in their Summer clothing to help bring their performance to life. Reception performed ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’ and made their own props and scenery so we could really imagine what it would be like to go through the squelchy mud! Year One took the school into the mysterious world of the ocean with their wonderful performance of ‘Under The Sea’. They used different percussion instruments to make the sounds of different sea creatures. Year Two took everyone to Africa with their African masks, African inspired scenery and drums with their performance ‘I Go To Africa’. Have a look below at Year Two performing to the school.