Music at Applecroft
Welcome to the Music page of the Applecroft website. Music is a key feature of our school and we aim to provide many opportunities for our children to thrive in this area.
Music Curriculum Intent
To instil a love of music in every child and to develop their confidence in music-making and performing.
To equip children with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to appreciate a range of music styles, enabling them to articulate their musical preferences.
To provide musical opportunities for pupils to make good progress, whatever their level of competence.
Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival
Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival takes place every year and Applecroft pupils have attended the schools' concert a number of times. This year it is a virtual concert and can be viewed using the link below. You can also access some support material and a quiz. The deadline for entering the quiz has been put back until the end of January.
Learning the ukulele!
Music at Home
Whilst children are learning from home, there are a number of ways in which they can continue their music development. The YV at Home section of the Young Voices website has lots of informative videos and tutorials that can be watched live on specific dates or visited in your own time. These have been created by some of the YV team, such as David the conductor and Andy from Urban Strides, as well as some of the special guests that have been involved in the YV concerts. You can download and print out song words so that the whole family can join in with a sing-along. There is a particularly good 'Isolation Warm Up' that can be sung in a round. You'll find it in 'Elevenses with Craig McLeish' that aired on 26th March, as well as his own version of the Mango song that we have sung in school.
Another wonderful home learning resource is the BBC's Ten Pieces at Home website. Here you will find weekly activities, each including a Ten Pieces musical film and a linked creative activity, such as writing a poem. This is a lovely way to continue the development of children's music learning and creativity whilst away from school.
You can also now visit the Sing Up at Home website where you will find a range of songs and activities to enjoy with the family. Learn the song of the week (including harmonies if you can) or find songs related to a specific topic. You can even learn some silly songs that are sure to brighten up your day!