Your Big Sing Link (2pm 25.6.20) - https://youtu.be/u-coXXNDuEo
We are extremely lucky to be able to take part in the Big Sing this half term on Thursday 25th June. I was going to have the difficult job of just choosing 1 class to take part but now we all can!
The event will take place remotely with a live band and I would love as many of us as possible to take part. For more information watch the following video:
There are 6 songs we need to learn and you can find the link to these below.
- Warm up in style: https://youtu.be/pDDlZMITdDo
- We're Detectives: https://youtu.be/Y8vW4RZEZhQ
- Completely Uniquely Me: https://youtu.be/mdtBueVb7PE
- Take 5 Styles: https://youtu.be/LQkhTBwtYro
- Give it All you've got: https://youtu.be/jMoh2tmQ0rk
- Try and Try Again: https://youtu.be/vw5ZwQpVufE
Below are some examples of activities which you can access from home in order to develop your music skills. Don't worry if you don't have instruments at home, you can always use your body or household items as percussion instruments. If you are feeling really creative you could even have a go at creating your own instruments!
- Mylene Klass is running a class on youtube every Monday and Friday at 10am as well as a lullaby session on a Wednesday evening. Here is a link to one of her sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys
- Body Beats are running an online class each day at 11am. For example: https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer
- Out of the Ark post videos each week with a song for each day
- Make your own instruments at home. Here are some ideas for creating your own. If you don't have the resources at home you can substitute them for other materials. Homemade Instruments
Durham Music Service's musical instrument lessons are continuing online during the summer term! To find further information, go to
- Durham Music Service also have a youtube channel which is updated each day with a new song.
|EYFS/Key Stage 1||Key Stage 2|
BBC Teach, Nursery Rhymes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx
BBC School Radio, Listening Skills: Music : https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills-music/zrthqp3
BBC School Radio, Listening Skills: Rhythm : https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills-rhythm/zv6tjhv
BBC School Radio, Listening Skills - General Page : https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills/zbc4y9q
BBC Bring the Noise : https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise [various resources, including 'Play It' which is a game that tests out various musical elements. 'Sonic Explorers' is a series about exploration of sound in the environment and at home.]
Scottish Book Trust: https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/songs-and-rhymes
Durham Music Singing Podcast: https://www.durhamonlinemusic.co.uk/site/podcast/
https://soundcloud.com/user-563191746 [Soundcloud link]
[Singing podcast where new songs are taught in each podcast]
BBC Bitesize, KS2 Music https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8
[videos and games covering various musical concepts]
[exploration of various styles of music]
[Some children have logins for this resource inside their home learning journals]
Music at home activities:
The Big Sing
I was going to have such a difficult job choosing just one class to visit the Gala Theatre in Durham to take part in The Big Sing event with a live band. Due to the current situation, the event is no longer going ahead in person but instead will be happening virtually! This means our whole school can take part and I would love as many of us to take part as possible.
Please let me know if you are taking part! I would love to see as many of you there as possible.
Miss Haddick :)
What we say about Music at Coxhoe Primary School...
"We love to use the instruments in our lessons." - Zach
"I really enjoy making our own pieces of music." - Isaac
"I love listening to music from different places. It's so interesting!" - Eva
"I enjoy it when we play musical games and sing different songs." - Thomas
"I like learning how to play a musical instrument." - Annabel
At Coxhoe Primary School, we aim to provide children with a high-quality education in Music, which develops their appraising, historical knowledge, composing and performing skills. They will consistently be given opportunities to be critical and creative within music in order to develop their skills as young musicians.
You can read our full intent, implementation and impact of the music curriculum below:
Class 11 - Remembrance Day
As part of Remembrance Day, class 11 looked at how music was used during the war. They analysed some music from the era and even had a go at creating their own. They were given the choice to either use instruments, use Garageband on the iPad to compose their music or write their own lyrics to a backing track. They had lots of fun being creative!
Reception - Exploring Musical Instruments
The children in Reception have been exploring different musical instruments and the sounds they make. They have enjoyed making lots of different noises.
Year 3 - Music
Some of the year 3 children have been exploring our musical instruments. They have used the boomwhackers to explore the pitch. They investigated which length of boomwhacker made the lowest note and which made the highest note. From this, they then used the boomwhackers to perform the song Mamma Mia.
Brass - Year 4
This year all of the children in year 4 have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument.
Recorder - Year 3
This year all of the children in year 3 have the opportunity to learn recorder. They have looked at a range of songs and have learnt lots of notes.
Guitar - Year 5
This year all of the children in year 5 have the opportunity to learn guitar. They have begun learning how to hold the guitar properly and are learning how to play songs.
"I really enjoy guitar because I think our teacher is kind and patient. He also comes up with quite good songs. So far we have learnt all of the strings and we are starting to learn the song Old McDonald. I really enjoy it." - Lola
Wow! What a fantastic experience we have had performing at the Sage!
We were chosen to represent all of Durham at the NE Hub Gala. We sang and signed 'Bringing Us Together', played the recorder to 'Hands, Feet and Heart' and finished by singing 'This Is Me'. We thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our talents in front of such a large audience.
The fun did not end there because we made the most out of our visit to Gateshead! We enjoyed some time playing cooperation games, a packed tea, crossed the Millennium Bridge and even an ice cream by the river!
Durham Cathedral Outreach Project
Class 11 were very lucky and were chosen to participate in the Durham Cathedral Outreach Project. They worked with a member of the Choristers to learn a wide range of songs. They then had the amazing opportunity to go to Durham Cathedral to perform alongside other County Durham schools to the public and members of their family. They had an amazing time and put on an amazing performance!
We were extremely lucky to have a member of Durham Music Service come in to work with us and teach us how to African Drum. We all had a go at drumming different rhythms on different types of drums.
High School Musical
What an amazing performance! Over 50 Key Stage 2 children attended after school rehearsals to get ready for a show stopping performance of High School Musical Junior! We were lucky enough to act, sing and dance on Whitworth Park's Sensational stage to over 400 people!