For Hexagon 2018 lyrics and MP3 files for practising (choir only), please scroll down this page.
At Radstock, we know that your children come to school with a wide variety of skills, abilities and talents. We aim to develop your child across a wide range of subjects in order to help your child grow as human being. The arts are a perfect way of exploring children’s potential so music maintains a high profile at this school.
Every child in the school takes part in a weekly music lesson (or as part of an integrated day for the youngest children) where the children are taught about the musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics and tempo through a carefully structured programme of listening, composing and performing. The lessons focus on developing a love of music based on a wide knowledge of music from different eras and cultures. All children are encouraged to play tuned and untuned percussion and take part in lessons.
During their time at
Music is sometimes seen as something which can be elitist but we believe it certainly shouldn’t be at
A relatively new addition to the musical calendar has been the introduction of the music competition. Held towards the end of the spring term, it is an opportunity for any child to demonstrate his or her abilities and earn points for their houses. The competition is not restricted to those who learn instruments, entries from singers are encouraged as are entries from children who play an instrument even if they don’t have formal lessons. Although the competition is ‘judged’ by two teachers from the Berkshire Maestros; emphasis is placed on taking part and representing houses – perfection is not expected!
The Carol Service takes place at Trinity Church every year. Needless to say, music is a large part of this event. All children from Years 3 to 6 take part and learn carols to sing as part of the congregation and other songs which are performed to the parents who attend. This is a great opportunity to improve the children’s vocal skills and introduce them to part singing. By the end of primary
Y3 Music project
In Year 3, all the children take part in a project in which they all learn an instrument. The project is funded by the local authority and is a great introduction to playing. The children at Radstock learn either a woodwind or a brass instrument. It is a great way to find out if your child enjoys playing before committing to further lessons. We are very lucky to have this project running in this area.
During the summer
Maestros is a charitable organisation which is responsible for the Berkshire Music Hub. They have provided peripatetic lessons in Berkshire for many years now and offer a wide variety of tuition and ensembles. At
We support the work that Maestros does in school and in turn they support what we do. The teachers are professional and approachable and we would encourage children to get involved.