Year 4 Guitar 13.7.2021
Classes 12 and 13 have been learning to play guitar this year! They have been practising very hard and recorded their performance on 13th July. There were more soloists than we've ever had before, excited to show what they've achieved! Take a listen below!
Thanks to Mr Hulme (AKA Mr Guitar to us) for all his hard work and dedication.
AFRICAN DRUMMING UPDATE 17.6.2021
Our Year 6s are just over half way through their African Drumming tuition and have treated us to a little taster of what they have been learning.
We are planning a collaboration between Y6 Drumming and Y5 Soundstart in the coming weeks - keep checking back here for updates!
Year 5 Soundstart Progress Update 28.5.2021
Despite a rocky start to 2021, our Year 5 classes have been making huge progress under the expert eye of their tutors Paul and Lyndzi. We also have a superb brass and woodwind Replay band meeting on a Thursday, and a number of children who have begun work toward their ABRSM Grade 1 exams! Not bad considering we had a lockdown in the middle of the year!
Click the files below to hear some of their most recent work:
VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS SOUNDSTART CONCERT
There may be no nativities or carol concerts this year but NEVER FEAR! Year 5 SOUNDSTART students are here with
Click on the files below to listen to our talented classes (14 and 15) perform Jingle Bells and more. They've been working hard all term long, learning brand new instruments and getting to grips with lots of technical music skills. They are - rightly - very proud of themselves.
Former pupils from Oakfield are performing with Accent Ensembles every day between the 1st and 18th December, spreading a little much needed Christmas cheer.
They have been rehearsing hard and recording socially distanced group performances in an array of genres. Many of you will know that our pupils often go on to attend the local 'Rising Stars' band and beyond - even performing internationally before they've even left KS3!
Please log on and support their hard work - and you never know - you may see more familiar faces than you expect! Click the link below between the 1st and 18th of December.
Well it’s been a funny old year, 2020, but we’ve still managed to cram lots of musical fun into it – despite the obvious disruptions!
We’ve been lucky again to have a number of FANTASTIC, specialist music tutors come in to teach our Key Stage Two children. 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. Unfortunately, due to school closures, year 6 missed out on their opportunity to do their African Drumming course – but we have rebooked for 2021 and can’t wait to see what it brings!
In addition, our children 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, up until March. 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 usually 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!
Last year's Year 3 group blazed a new trail for Oakfield in early 2020, by taking part in the first ever British Values Performing Arts Project. This involved Class 11 composing a class piece of music, and both classes creating a piece of drama to compliment it. Class 10 we due to devise a dance to complete the performance but were thwarted by schools closures. Again, this project has been rebooked and we are all looking forward to seeing what our newest 'juniors' can achieve . For a taster of the last Year 3’s fabulous work, see the clips below.
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 a crazy year this year, no doubt there are exciting things to come as we approach 2021!
Year 3 - British Values Accents Arts Sessions- Autumn 2019
Miss Pankhurst reports that Year 3 have been an absolute joy to work with on Wednesday mornings this term. The children have worked really hard and have been engaged with every project - Miss Pankhurst was so impressed with your efforts, year 3!!!
Here is a link to everything year 3 have been doing in their British Values Music sessions with Miss Pankhurst:
There are recordings, images of the childrens' ideas, and scores of the finished work in this folder.