In February, the children in Class 5 were invited to join other Cirencester schools for a 'Spring Sing'. Since then they have worked hard to learn a new set of songs. This week, Class 5 joined children from Deer Park School and Paternoster School for a rehearsal and performance led by Liz Terry, who works with schools throughout Gloucestershire. It was an inspiring afternoon. The children sang beautifully and with confidence in a variety of styles. It was difficult to choose a favourite song as singers and audience enjoyed them all! As well as expanding their repertoire with great new songs, the children also learned some sign language. Well done, Class 5, and thank you to all the adults who supported us.
Music at Stratton
Music is a central part of our school. Children are encouraged to take up musical instruments, and all pupils from Years 4-6 are taught recorders by Mrs Richards. She also leads a weekly Singing Assembly for the school and teaches music workshops throughout the year, covering many aspects of the music curriculum.
All musicians are welcome to be members of our school orchestra.
Orchestral Performance 2016
Brass Tuition in Year 4
'Music in Class Assemblies'
Music is very often a key part of class assemblies through singing, playing instruments, composing and responding to music through dance.
Our school orchestra includes all children in Key stage 2 learning instruments at Stratton School. We have violinists, cellists, guitarists, recorder players and a tenor horn player. We welcome all abilities. The more experienced players support those less experienced and we work towards the end of year concert when we celebrate instrumental music at Stratton. Some children are learning other instruments at home and we encourage them to share their progress at school.
This year all children in Years 4 and 5 are learning to play the recorder. This teaches them how to read music and develop performance skills.