Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

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Music 2020-2021

Children in Nursery and Reception celebrated Chinese New Year with musical dragon parades!

Year 5 listened to the first 8 notes of Beethoven's Symphony no.5 and decided on their own creative responses.

Here is one example.  Brilliant!

Nursery had a lovely time looking for the bear and dancing

with the Tunes for Tots: In The Forest Concert performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.


Nursery have been learning about Divali celebrations.

They mimed to a video about Indian instruments and then

coloured in pictures of Indian instruments whilst listening to Ravi Shankar play the sitar.

Year 5 have participated in an online workshop presented by

Alex, percussion player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about different types of percussion

and asked Alex questions about what it is like to be a professional musician. 

They scored maximum marks in the bird call quiz! 

Thank you also to Alex for performing 'Happy Birthday' to one pupil on a flexatone!


Year 5 have responded to BBC Ten Pieces through the art of composition.

They listened to Edvard Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King'

and identified how Grieg used different musical elements to create the atmosphere of a chase.

Listen and see if you can work out how the children have combined musical elements

to compose their own chase music.

Year 2 have performed Rain using body percussion, inspired by Perpetuum Jazzile Choir.

Year 1 have composed their own version of No Place Like by Kerry Andrew, inspired by their local environment.