'Being a musician has made me feel more grown up.'
'On music days I am really happy and excited about coming to school.'
'When I play my tenor horn and it makes a sound, it makes me feel excited inside.'
'I feel proud to be a musician.'
At Micklem we see music as an invaluable opportunity for children to explore and experience this universal language and the creativity that it can provide. We aim to engage and inspire pupils in their appreciation of music and their experiences making it, giving them growing confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement.
In music lessons, children learn about a wide range of contemporary and historical music making, explore the key elements of music, develop their own vocal and instrumental skills and use these when composing and improvising their own music.
Specialist instruction is a key part of our provision. Herts Music Service tutors work with whole classes and with smaller groups. At present all year 3 children learn the ukulele, year 4 are having an introduction to brass instruments and year 5 have a term learning djembe drumming skills. Many KS2 children take part in clarinet, brass and guitar lessons. We have a long running and successful choir and music club.
Our spring music soirees are always a high point of the year with up to 60 children from KS2 performing.
A Micklem musician can listen to and discuss a wide range of music, using vocabulary relating to the different elements of music, can practise and develop instrumental and vocal skills, use these alone or with others and develop their own musical ideas.
Life Music provide guitar lessons to some of our children. If you are interested in your child having guitar lessons please ask at the school office for a letter detailing their contact details and costs. Alternatively please have a look at their website.