WELCOME TO OUR OAKFIELD
2018-2019 has been a busy year for Music! It all kicked off with us being awarded Music Ambassador School status in the Autumn Term! This is in recognition of all the fantastic work our children and teachers do to embed music into the curriculum at Oakfield. In the Autumn Term, Mrs Warburton was also trained and qualified as an Arts Award Assessor – so watch the space to see what exciting opportunities will be available in this area!
We’ve been lucky again this year to have a number of FANTASTIC, specialist music tutors come in to teach our Key Stage Two children. Year 3 have learned to play the recorder, Year 4 have been learning guitar, and Year 5 have formed a Brass/Woodwind band, picking up a variety of instruments including the trumpet, flute, saxophone, clarinet and baritone. At Christmas, children from Years 3,4 and 5 came together to play Jingle Bells as a 100 piece band at our annual concert.
In addition, our children have had the opportunity to continue learning the instrument of their choice in our RePlay bands during lunch and after school, for guitar, brass and woodwind. Some of these children have completed examinations and gone on to perform with local bands and groups such a Rising Stars. Well done to all of those children – you make our school proud! It is also wonderful to see so many familiar faces at HWMSS events such as Play Days (which we attend twice a year with year 5 and 6), showing that music education at Oakfield sets our former pupils up for their musical education beyond our gates!
Choir have been SUPER BUSY this year! Not only have we performed in concerts at school and at Trewan House Care Home at Christmas, we have also been really busy rehearsing for a number of concerts at venues such as St. Peter and Paul secondary school, The Brindley Theatre, and The Halton Stadium throughout Spring and Summer terms. Luckily, we have had the support of the rest of KS2 in our weekly Singing Assemblies, helping us to learn words and actions along the way.
And not to forget Key Stage 1! Year 1 and 2 have been busy learning to play the Glockenspiels with Charanga, as well as attending the Infant Music Festival organised by Accent as part of their vocal strategy, and performing their very own nativity – including solo singers! What talent we have coming through the school!
Thank you to all the children who have taken part in lessons and events, and to all of the teachers who have attended and supported these events. And of course – a big thank you to the parents who support us and take us to performances, pick us up from clubs and listen to us practise! Without your support, a lot of this would not be possible. It’s been an exciting year this year, and no doubt there are even more exciting things to come as we approach 2019-2020!