Music

Music the Capel Way!

Music is an important part of school life at Capel Manor Primary School. Children in every year group have weekly music lessons with our music specialist teacher, Mrs Malaponti .   They have lots of opportunities to immerse themselves in high quality music experiences which aim to inspire them and foster a love of music. Within lessons, children explore musical instruments and musical technology, develop their singing and compose their own original pieces of music. Whilst the emphasis is on practical activity, children learn key musical vocabulary in order to evaluate compositions as well as learning how to use appropriate musical notation to write music.  

Click here to see the Capel Manor Music Curriculum. 

Singing at the heart of our school!

We love to sing at Capel Manor Primary! Singing assemblies are held weekly – one for Reception, years 1 and 2 and one for years 3-6 – where children are taught about singing techniques and are given the opportunity to sing together. We learn a range of songs from popular songs in the charts to songs from other cultures. We learn to sing in unison and sing in different parts. At lunchtimes, children have the opportunity to sing on one of our outdoor stages or join in with the singing playgrounds initiative where they learn and join in with ring games and songs.

Learning to play an instrument

We understand that music develops children’s self-confidence and promotes lots of our school values including creativity. There are a number of musical instruments children can learn to play at Capel Manor. These include instruments such as: violin, piano and keyboard. Enfield Music Service arrange for specialist music teachers to come to the school to teach children how to play and progress further. 

Please follow this link for information on how apply for music tuition.

In year 4, all children are taught to play the violin by specialist teachers; children are then given the opportunity to continue learning the instrument. At the end of the term, extra concerts are held to inspire others and celebrate their achievements.

 

Celebrations and performances

At Capel Manor, we celebrate musical achievements through class assemblies and through  whole school music weeks.  Our children have learnt to play Brazilian samba drums as part of our Olympics celebrations and played Indian bhangra drums during UK/India year of culture in previous music weeks.

Every year, Year 2 have the opportunity to perform a nativity that tells the story of Christmas in a fun and interesting way! Last year’s performance had a Strictly Come Dancing theme and was 'fab-u-lous darlings!'

Also Year 6 perform a wonderful musical. In recent years they have performed the Lion King and Peter Pan. Music, dance and drama come to life in their theatrical extravaganza!

 

Choir  

Our school choir rehearses weekly. We work towards many different events including a concert with afternoon tea for senior citizens and carol singing to raising money for charity at Christmas as well as taking part in the Enfield Summer Sounds Partnership Festival in the Summer Term.

 

On 15th July the Capel choir performed at the Enfield Music Service Summer Sounds Festival at St Ignatius school. They all demonstrate the values of teamwork, ambition, happiness and creativity when performing thier song `sing' by Gary Barlow. They worked incredibly hard during the summer term and really did the school proud. 

Year 5 Music from Tudor Times - Autumn 2016

Project Earth Rock Workshop - February 2016

On Tuesday, 24th February 2016, all children took part in the Earth Rock Project, where KS1 and KS2 pupils have created two songs to encourage greener transport in Enfield.

The project was led by Jess Gold (Project Director, Big Green Machine) and her team.

Check out the amazing songs the Capel Manor children wrote:

 

All children in KS2* have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with our visiting Enfield Music Service tutors. The instruments on offer are piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder and violin. We encourage children learning these instruments to work towards taking music exams.

KS2 Singing Assembly with Miss Moran is always a lot of fun!

This is one of our favourite songs to sing, "Power in me!".

Below you can hear us sing one of our values songs, "The Values of Life". 

 

* KS1- Key Stage 21-  is the legal terminology in maintained schools in England and Wales  comprising of Year 1 and Year 2 when pupils are aged between 5 and 7. 

 * KS2 - Key Stage 2 -  is the legal terminology in maintained schools in England and Wales  comprising of Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 (the four years of schooling) when pupils are aged between 7 and 11.

* EMS - Enfield Music Service

* FSM - Free School Meals 

* LAC - Looked After Children    

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