At Mill Lane music is an integral part of our curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. Friday afternoon singing lessons with Mr Nixon are a chance for the whole school or Key Stage to come together and sing out the week in style. Our Glee Club practise every Friday at dinnertime and have performed at school events, such as our school fete, during the year. We have recently invested in Garageband, and children are beginning to use this to compose and create music. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 have all had the chance to learn how to play Samba instruments with Mr Nixon, and we have really enjoyed the challenge of learning new rhythms and chants. Our school Samba group, which is made up from children across the Key Stages, recently performed for the community at the school fete. Year 4 and Class 8 were also fortunate enough to visit Tuned In with Mr Nixon where they had the opportunity to compose and create music using computers and ipads, read simple musical notation to play songs on boomwackers, and they even took part in a Samba parade along the seafront. Our Year 4 students have worked hard in recorder lessons, and both Reception and Year 2 enjoyed their music workshops that were run by Tees Vally Music.
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