Yesterday we had the most amazing day celebrating the power of music throughout our whole school. It was one our termly 'Love of... Days' and this time we were learning about the social, emotional and cultural aspects within the over arching theme of music.
We were all very lucky to have many of Mrs Iron's orchestra group of friends to come into our school to share their musical instruments with the classes so the children got to hear many different instruments being played live throughout the day. A drummer, a harpist, a flutist, a saxophonist, a trombonist to name but a few. Our children were inspired and many have said they would love to start learning - let's hope so!
The children were so responsive to all of the sessions on offer. The children produced animation to go alongside pieces of music, created art in response to feelings the children felt when they heard certain pieces and they shared their favourite music and that of their families too. We had children showcasing their music playing as well as sharing their instruments with others at playtimes and at lunchtime which was fabulous. We also had some of our staff playing their instruments to the children at various points throughout the day too. The children had opportunities to compose pieces of music using tuned and untuned instruments and one year group used everyday kitchen objects as well!