Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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Music at Headfield

Music Policy 

 Curriculum The information on this page relates to Headfield’s provision for National Curriculum Music. 
 

At Headfield we deliver the prescribed National Curriculum for Music. In order to facilitate the delivery of key skills and concepts we are using the Sing Up resources, to enhance this we also have strong links with professional musicians and companies to augment learning opportunities.

To date, we have worked with Artis, Northern Ballet and this year we continue to develop links with other facilitators such as Opera North and the Kirklees Music School (Hub).

This year it has been decided we will make full use of the Sing Up resources available. Our aim is to develop the Singing Curriculum within our school and we will supplement this with Bamboo Tamboo.

 

Awards

Headfield is an Artsmark Gold School. We are in the process of applying for the Artsmark based on the new framework.

 

Arts Ambassadors

Arts Ambassadors at Headfield are children who have been selected by their class teacher as showing a natural flair and passion for the arts, including music, art, dance, or drama. Each teacher has chosen two children from their class. These Arts Ambassadors meet with Miss Allen at least once a term. During these meetings, the children share memorable learning experiences, delightful work they’ve produced, arts based activities they particularly enjoyed as well as songs they’ve liked during Cornerstones units and singing assemblies.

As a result of the meetings, it has provided staff with a valuable insight in to the children's view and ideas to further refine and review curriculum work for future cohorts.

In addition, some children shared their enjoyment of particular songs which we’ve added to the Singing Assemblies and Clubs. Some of these include: How Far I’ll Go (Moana); Faith (Sing); Walking on Sunshine (Aly and AJ) as well as purchasing a selection of new and different singing assembly songbooks.

 

Performances for 2018-2019

Autumn term:

Year 3 Nativity

Spring term:

Young Voices - Sheffield

National Sing Up day - 14th March

Be the Change

Year 4 Easter

Summer term:

Year 5

Year 6

Please note, each class will perform an assembly throughout the year. Parents/carers will be informed and invited to these. The children will perform at both the morning (years 5 and 6) as well as the afternoon(years 3 and 4) assembly times.

 

March 2018 - Sing Up

 

Headfield rattled the rooftops during singing assembly time. The Years 5 and 6 in the morning assembly with Years 3 and 4 during their afternoon assembly. Our school believes singing has a special place within school life as we use it to mark special celebrations, to enhance our curriculum learning and to have fun!

 

What can I do to make a positive difference?

As part of the Arts Ambassadors role and thinking about links with British Values, the children considered how they can make a positive difference. They recorded ideas in speech bubbles and these have been displayed for all to see. Some are listed:

 'I will treat people how I would like to be treated.'

'We can help the world by being kind to each other.'

' If someone has no one to play with you could ask them to join your game.'

' Be kind to anyone and anything.'

'Help someone if they are struggling.'

'Smile and it makes you feel better.'

 January 2018 - Young Voices 2018 (Sheffield)

"Best day ever!"

"It's amazing because there are so many people singing together!"

This year children from Years 3 to 6, boys and girls, joined other schools from the North of England. There were dancers, singers, beat-boxers and musicians. Everyone had a wonderful time and already looking forward to 2019!

A big thank you to Mrs Azam, Miss Crossland and Mrs Thorpe for accompanying the children!

A huge thank you to Miss Crossland, Miss Holmes, Mrs Mahmood and Mrs Thorpe for all their help rallying the children every week at Singing Club!

We have started rehearsals for National Sing Up day - Wednesday 14th March.

 

 

 

EXCITING NEWS for 2017-2018!

Headfield are lucky to have Miss Holmes and Mrs Mahmood leading the Y3/4 Choir Club on a Tuesday lunchtime as well as Miss Crossland and Mrs Thorpe leading the Y5/6 Choir Club on a Wednesday lunchtime.

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The children are already rehearsing songs for Young Voices 2018. Headfield are booked for a performance at Sheffield Arena during January.

This time the songs include Hakuna Matata (Lion King), Name that Toon (Bugs, Flintstones, Spiderman, Scooby, Gadget, Dangermouse and T Cat), Africa, Castle on the Hill (Ed Sheeran) and a compilation of Stevie Wonder hits such as As, I Wish, Sir Duke and Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

 

Recorder Club                      

Miss Allen will be leading the Y5/6 club on a Monday lunchtime. The musicians will learn a variety of songs which they will perform at the Year Group Assemblies as well as visits at our Infant feeder schools.

We are in the process of arranging some dates for November and December!

 

 

Performances for 2017-2018

Clubs will perform on a number of occasions throughout the year, including assemblies as well as other events.

Autumn Term

Year 3 Nativity

 

Spring Term

Young Voices - January 2018 (Sheffield Arena)

Year 4

Year 5

 

Summer Term

Year 6 performance

 

 

Performances for 2016-2017

Clubs will perform at various times throughout the year during assemblies (Recorder Club, Brass, Flute and Choir Club)

Autumn Term

Christmas Showcase – Dewsbury Town Hall

Year 3 Nativity

 

Spring Term

Young Voices – Sheffield Arena

Year 4 - Easter

Year 5 - Eid

 

Summer Term

Year 6 performance

 

July 2017 - Dewsbury Big Sing

 

Dewsbury Big Sing – July 2017

KMS (Kirklees Music School) have invited Headfield to participate in 2017’s Dewsbury Big Sing (DBS).  The entertaining performance will involve KMS band, Manorcroft Academy, St. Paulinus, St. Joseph’s, Pentland

I & N and Headfield. The choir will be led by Sue Bennett. During the morning, a Choir rehearsal

for all schools will be held at Headfield. This year the song choices include Walking on Sunshine, Count on Me, Eye of the Tiger, Rockstar and True Colours.

Headfield Choirs have started rehearsals – if you’d like to take part then come along to one of the clubs.

Y3 & 4 Choir Club – Monday lunch time with Miss Allen

Y5 & 6 Choir Club – Wednesday lunch time with Miss Crossland and Mrs Thorpe

We hope to see you there!

March 2017 - Sing Up Day

Children and staff at Headfield will be rattling the rooftops on Wednesday 22nd March, when they sing 'Let love shine through' as part of Sing Up Day 2017!

Choir Club

Mrs Thorpe and Miss Crossland are the wonderful duo who lead Choir Club at Headfield. They congregate once a week during lunchtime to rehearse songs for a variety of performances. Please read below to find out some of the events at which Choir Club have performed:

Christmas Showcase – December 2015

December 2015, Choir Club performed in the Christmas Showcase performance, held at Dewsbury Town Hall. It was a collaborative performance within our pyramid (Thornhill Community Academy, Overthorpe, Thornhill J & I Academy and Headfield). Our Choir Club performed songs on the stage and joined in with the ensemble numbers. We are looking forward to the next performance in December 2016. It was a wonderful experience for our children and they were delighted to see their parents, families and members of staff supporting them.

 Choir Club visit Pentland I & N School – May 2016

Headfield Choir Club performed songs in preparation for the Dewsbury Big Singers performance later that month. We hope to organise more performances at Pentland and some of the our other Infant feeder schools sometime this year!

 Dewsbury Big Singers – May 2016

KMS (Kirklees Music School) invited Headfield children to participate in the Dewsbury Big Singers (DBS) performance held at Dewsbury Elim Pentecostal Church. The performance included KMS band, Manorcroft Academy, St. Paulinus, Thornhill J & I, Pentland I & N and Headfield. The choir was led by Sue Bennett.

There were a number of songs performed including Happy (Pharrell), I just can't wait to be King (Lion King) and Power in Me (Young Voices).

 Young Voices – 2017

This year Headfield are taking part in Young Voices. Mrs Thorpe, Miss Crossland and Miss Allen are working with the enthusiastic Choir Club to learn the songs and actions ready for our concert! We are still waiting to find out our concert date.

Please come back to find out more!

 

 

The Tom Oram Annual Concert for Schools – January 2016

Children at Headfield were invited to attend the Tom Oram Annual Concert for Schools performed by Leeds Symphony Orchestra.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience watching an orchestra perform live. Leeds Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest established orchestras in the United Kingdom, having had a continuous existence since 1890. Numbering some 85 players, the Orchestra gives concerts in Leeds, Knaresborough, Wetherby, and Horsforth.

During the interval the children were invited to come and have a closer look and play some of the instruments. Throughout the performance each family of instruments were shared with the audience. The musicians shared some information about their instruments.

 Do you know how an orchestra is arranged?

The musicians are arranged into four sections.

The strings (such as violins and cellos) sit at the front. The woodwind (such as oboes, clarinets, bassoons and flutes) and brass (such as trumpets and French horns) sit in the middle. Percussion (such as kettledrums and xylophone) sit at the back.

 A conductor’s job is to make sure that the musicians play perfectly together. A conductor keeps time using a baton (stick) to clearly count out each individual beat in the tempo (speed) the music is to be played.

Many thanks to Mrs Makin for inviting Headfield children to the performance.

The minibuses have already been booked for the next date – if you would like to come along Miss Allen will be sending a letter soon! Book early to avoid disappointment!