There are many ways that you can support your child's learning in music when at home.
Below right you will find web links, recommended software and apps and general notes that you may find helpful when enjoying discussing, making and listening to music at home.
You can also see what is happening in your child's class, and follow some related activities to enjoy together.
Class Projects (Spring):
Year 1 -
Year 2 -
Year 3 -
Year 4 -
Year 5 -
Year 6 -
Choirs and Clubs:
To be confirmed.
Whole School Projects: Termly Genre Choice...
This term we are having a 'Summer of Rock' - what can you find out about rock music and it's origins?
Supporting School Work with Music Technology:
Here are some cost effective, or free solutions to supporting your child's music making at home, that are also used in school. There are also links to the more professional software the children experience as they move up the school.
Organising and writing down my musical ideas (Sequencing and notation writing systems)
Isle of Tune - Draw maps and roads, which play rhythm patterns as the cars pass trees, street lights and houses.
Soundrop - great fun rhythm game. Highly addictive at every age! FREE
Beatwave - organise notes into repeating patterns of rhythm and melody. Build 4 layers of sound. Enormous potential but quick to begin learning. FREE
GarageBand - A wide range of uses and many ways to start making your own music. A large library of sounds introduces children to music making at a slightly higher level. About £8
Symphonix Evolution - Very clear notation writing tool, including drum patterns. It plays back all your ideas and allows even beginners to try out their thoughts and make corrections easily. About £9
Finale Notepad - Fantastic FREE version of the professional notation writing programme, Finale. Excellent, easy to learn tool for KS mainly, which grows with the child's understanding as they wish to achieve more. FREE
eJay - Our first route into sequencing is often one of the 'eJay' series. These can be found cheaply online or in software shops now and are an entertaining and enjoyable route into 'properly' organising our ideas.
Sony ACID Music Studio - Fully featured sequencing (organising) tool for KS2 pupils and beyond. Not cheap at approximately £50 but is now used throughout KS2 to support the pupil's composing and arranging of musical ideas.