Music in the air……………………
Music is a part of life for a child growing up and never more so than at Navenby School. Music is taught throughout the school as part of the curriculum allowing pupils to hear, play, appraise and compose all types of music from soundscapes to blues, on all types of instruments from boomwhackers to djembe.
At Navenby Church of England Primary School we currently employ peripatetic music staff from the County’s Music Service and from The Peri group for those pupils who would like to learn to play a musical instrument. They teach woodwind (flute, clarinet, bassoon and oboe), brass (trombone and saxophone) and guitar.
Lessons may either be individual or in shared groups of 2 or 3 if pupils of a matching ability level are also having lessons. Lessons are 15 minutes long and whilst the majority will take place during normal lesson time, some pupils may have lessons in lunchtimes or play times in order to accommodate everyone. We try to ensure that our older pupils do not miss lesson time if at all possible. The cost of lessons varies slightly each year, full details are available from the school office. A remission scheme is available for those pupils who are registered as eligible for free school meals, reducing the cost of lessons by 50%.
Whilst lessons are open to all pupils, the availability of lessons for KS1 pupils is subject to approval from the music teachers concerned, as they will need to be satisfied that younger children are ready for lessons and able to play the instrument they have chosen.
If you are interested in your child having music lessons at school, please contact the school office for further details and to request a place.
Navenby School Choir:
The KS2 choir has already proved a great success with pupils and they have been involved in opening the Christmas fete and performing to the residents at Holmleigh Nursing Home. They also took performed at RAF Waddington and sang carols as part of a Wellingore Christmas celebration. With such enthusiastic members we are able to explore more challenging songs in addition to the songs they experience daily during Collective Worship and in their classrooms. The choir meet Thursdays after school. Please contact Miss Sheardown for more information.
We also have the valued support of Lincolnshire Music Services and the following link provides information about Lincolnshire county music ensembles and news of events, programmes and musical groups of various levels for your children to get involved in such as Junior Wind Band Day and an opportunity to play with the Halle Orchestra for a day!
Thank you for your continued support and helping to make these musical ventures happen. The greatest reward from singing or learning a musical instrument is sharing it with other people.