Music is a hugely important part of school life at Spilsby Primary. We offer a large range of opportunities to our children, including:
Whole school singing every day in assembly (including a special singing assembly led by Mrs Jeffery every Tuesday).
Weekly class music lessons taught by specialist music teacher, Mrs Jeffery
Choir - every Tuesday after school, which is open to all pupils in Years 3-6, meets to sing a range of songs. We perform at a range of events throughout the year, including carol concerts in Spilsby and beyond, the Spilsby Schools Music Festival and Young Voices.
Instrumental Tuition - We are extremely lucky at Spilsby Primary to offer lessons in Guitar, Drums, Brass and Keyboard. We have visiting teachers who come into school. Let Mrs Jeffery know if you are interested in taking up a musical instrument. We are currently recruiting new Guitar pupils for Mr Newby so do get in touch if you are interested in starting guitar lessons.
Spilsby Primary is proud to be recognised for our commitment to high-quality music education!
Mrs Jeffery brought her cello to school today!
As part of the Year 1 and 2 project 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers', we have been looking at 'The Carnival of the Animals' by Saint Saens and 'Peter and the Wolf' by Prokofiev. We have used these pieces to help us learn about the sections of the orchestra and the instruments in each section. Mrs Jeffery plays the cello and brought it in to show the children how a string instrument sounds, how it makes its sound and how it feels to play. We loved having a go!
Year 6 whole class recorder lessons
In the summer term, Year 6 will be having whole class recorder lessons with Mrs Jeffery. We are learning to read notes on the stave and understand how to read rhythms. Today we had our first recorder lesson and we learned how to play the notes A and B and played with backing tracks to 3 different pieces. Well done Year 6!
The choir have had a brilliant day at the Spilsby Music Festival rehearsal. Over 200 children from 10 schools singing together. No better way of spending #internationaldayofhappiness
Raising self-esteem through song
This term we are linking our Music teaching in KS2 with well-being and PSHE. This is Year 4 singing the song 'Good to be Me'.
Alford Silver Band
Year 4, 5 and 6 were lucky to have a visit from Alford Silver Band. The band members played a variety of tunes for the children to enjoy as well as explaining how their instruments worked. Some children had a go at playing the instruments to experience the technique required.
Alford Silver Band 16.3.18
Have a go time
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Harder than it looks!
Where did all that puff come from?
Whole school singing
The alphabet song as a 4 part round!
The Orange Song
Year 3 and 4 have been learning about anti-bullying through a fabulous song called 'The Orange Song'.
For our final celebration assembly of the term, we were treated to a musical masterclass from our talented children who showed what they had been learning this term in their music lessons!
Musical performances 1
Heroes of Troy Finale
As part of their Gods and Mortals topic, Year 3 and 4 have been following the BBC 'Heroes of Troy' programme all about the story of the Trojan Horse. This is them singing the Finale.
Year 3 and 4 performed their songs from the Iliad Greek story in front of the rest of the school in assembly this morning.
BBC Ten Pieces III
Year 5 have been lucky enough to get places to see the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness in February as part of the BBC Ten Pieces III programme. As part of this, we are learning the song 'No Place Like' by Kerry Andrew which is made up of some quite complicated part singing. 5AJ are doing so well with learning it and are loving the challenge.
Another fantastic performance at Young Voices in Sheffield! All the children and adults were definitely 'united in song' and it's wonderful to see the impact of music upon our pupils.
Christmas Carol Service- St James Church
Such a lovely way to finish the Christmas term with a Christmas Carol Service at St James Church who accommodated us all once again and allowed us to invite parents to come and enjoy with us. Well done to everyone who worked tirelessly to make this as brilliant as it was. The children really do enjoy singing together & sound fabulous. 💕😊🎄👏🏻 All classses all sang a song along with two whole school songs.
Reception- Christmas Carol Concert
Year 5AJ- Christmas Carol Concert
Year 5c -Christmas Carol Concert
Year 6- Christmas Carol Concert
Y3 getting into the Christmas spirit by playing Jingle Bells an Twinkle Twinkle on Boomwhackers!!
Another brilliant choir performance! This time singing carols for the residents of Elizabeth House in Spilsby! Very proud of each and everyone of them.
Y4 tuning up for their weekly brass tuition lesson!
Sound check complete, audience in their seats and @SpilsbyPrimary choir are ready to perform for the Royal British Legion.
Feedback from parents from our choir's performance to the
They were fantastic!!!!
Well done ...you did yourselves, your parents and Spilsby primary proud today
Harvest Festival at St James Church- Spilsby
The school choir leading our whole school finale to “thank your lucky stars”
Year two -Harvest Festival
Year 5AJ Harvest Festival
Year 5c Harvest Festival
Back to the music-making! Another great workshop this morning with pupils as part of World Voice through British Music Council. Children had visitors from Jordan and Ethiopia and sang songs in Arabic and Almeric. Learn songs from other cultures and faiths was a fantastic experience!
Listen to our fabulous Arabic and Amalric songs
Year 3 showing brilliant curiosity about Sahar and Zeny's culture and music! #WorldVoice
Learning through music across the curriculum. Enjoy the 'Rounding Rap'!
Year 2 learnt a new song today called 'Hands, Feet, Heart'.
Year 1 Music lesson. The children followed their conductor to play their instruments with changing dynamics.
Key Stage 1 children performing actions to the pulse of the music
Year 5 children using chime bars in time with 'Livin' on a Prayer'
Y4 using a fantastic combination of mnemonics and music to learn about the order of the planets in the solar system.
Fabulous night at the Spilsby District Music Festival with lots of schools singing side by side. Well done to all!
Rehearsals going well in preparation for the Spilsby Music Festival. 200 children, across 9 schools, in fine voice!
Every week, Rob Egerton from the Lincs Music Service deliver music lessons to the children. This term's instrument: ukulele!
Well done and thank you to the musicians who performed for the school in assembly this morning. Superb performances on drums, piano, guitar and even a band performance with vocalist.
Individual Tuition- brass lesson in full swing!
Sounding good Oliver!
As part of our singing practice and to celebrate World Religion Day, the children learnt a Jewish song: Shalom.
10th January 2017- Young Voices! Children from the Spilsby Choir joined over 5000 other children to perform at Sheffield Arena for the twenty-first Young Voices concert.
Young Voices 10/01/2017
Young Voices 10th January, 2017
Young Voices, 10th January, 2017
Young Voices, 10th January, 2017
Beatbox collective with the children's assistance
15/12/16. Class songs from our Community Carol Service at St James' Church- truly wonderful performances.
13/12/16. Spilsby Primary choir enjoyed singing at Eresby Hall this afternoon. They sang beautifully and the residents really enjoyed it. A lovely treat for the community!
11/12/16. Another brilliant community event supported by our choir!
9/12/16. The Spilsby Primary choir did us proud at the Spilsby Rotary Club's annual carol concert at St James' Church.
So proud of the children from Spilsby Primary choir who sang in front of 700 people at the launch of Lincs Poppy Legion poppy appeal.
Gravity Percussion Duo visits Spilsby
Tyler has been practicing extremely hard and taking extra lessons to improve his skills. The effort has certainly paid off!
Slidin' About trombone quartet
Today the Slidin' About trombone quartet visited school and did a workshop with Years 5/6, Y3/4 and YR/1/2. They played some amazing music (including the Superman theme dressed in red capes!) and some of the children had a go at playing trombones. Brilliant!
The highlight of our choir's year so far was our trip to Sheffield Arena to take part in Young Voices. We sang with 5000 other children and a live band and had an audience of thousands. It was a truly spectacular experience!
Young Voices information
Choir Resources Now Available!
We are happy to announce that the choir resources are now up and running! Here is a brief list of the resources that you will be available in the Choir Resources:
MP3s of all the music
MP3s of all the backing tracks
Videos of the choreography
Any additional music or teaching resources that become available as the year progresses
How to access:
Go to youngvoices.co.uk. In the centre of the home page click the link CHOIR RESOURCES. Every child will need to fill out the form, they will only need to do this once. Then upon returning they can log in using the details they submitted. Your access code: Weare20
Our Christmas Concerts
This year we took part in both the Rotary Christmas Carol Concert in St James's Church and the Methodist Church Carols by Candlelight. The children sang their hearts out and did the school proud.
Roslyn Robb sings a stunning solo performance of 'Silent Night' in German.
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