MUSIC @ COLDFALL
LEARN AT HOME
Autumn term Ukulele Practice – Click HERE to download the Powerpoint
Here are some links to organisations that offer music programmes for children and families.
London Philharmonic Orchestra – http://www.lpo.org.uk/education/out-of-school.html
London Symphony Orchestra – www.lso.co.uk/lso-discovery
Southbank Centre Voicelab – http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/voicelab
Royal Albert Hall – http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/children-and-families/
Wigmore Hall – http://wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/family-events
Royal Opera House – http://www.roh.org.uk/functions/family-sundays#
Arts Depot – https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/
SCHOOL TO SCHOOL SUPPORT
Coldfall Teaching School offers bespoke support packages to schools who are looking to improve their music provision. This can include:
- Working with senior and middle leaders to develop a vision for music in line with school development priorities
- Supporting class teachers and music specialists to develop their pedagogy through:
- Curriculum development support
- Collaborative teaching
- Model music lessons
- CPD on specific areas of music
- AFL in music
- Advice and support in developing bespoke projects and working with arts organisations
- Advice and support in achieving Artsmark accreditation
- Advice and support in accessing funding
- Support in using music to build morale and promote well-being
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH LONDON PRIMARY MUSIC TEACHERS NETWORK
Established in 2017 this network of experienced teachers, music education experts and representatives from music hubs and arts organisations meets throughout the year to support and enhance music provision within our own and other schools. The network has the following objectives:
- To work collaboratively to share best practice, resources, equipment and access to external organisations.
- To initiate and plan collaborative learning and performance projects within our network of schools.
- To disseminate good practice within our schools and further afield; developing CPD opportunities, supporting other teachers and raising the profile of music within our own and other schools.
If you would like to be involved in this please contact email@example.com
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything” (Plato)
At Coldfall we believe that all children should be inspired by music and that every student has the right to an outstanding music education.
We aim for children to develop a love of music, developing intrinsic musical skill, knowledge and understanding. We are also passionate about the power of music and the impact it can have on a person’s emotional, social, personal development and well-being.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Thursday 26th September: BBC World Music Day Celebration
Monday 14th October: Year 4 Opera Project with Shadwell Opera
Saturday 30th November: Coldfall School Choir Performance at Middlesex University in aid Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Monday 9th December at 15:00: Kestrel Class Christmas Performance
Tuesday 10th December at 9:00: Kingfisher Class Christmas Performance
Tuesday 10th December at 15:00: Kookaburra Class Christmas Performance
Thursday 12th December at 09:10: Chaffinch Class Nativity
Thursday 12th December at 14:45: Dove Class Nativity
Friday 13th December at 09:10: Eagle Class Nativity
Monday 16th December at 18:00: Year 5 and 6 Christmas Concert in support of Educaid
Tuesday 17th December at 18:00: Year 5 and 6 Christmas Concert in support Educaid
Wednesday 18th December at 11:30: Nursery Christmas Singalong
Wednesday 18th December at 15:00: Nursery Christmas Singalong
Sunday 14th March: Coldfall Primary School recording with BBC Concert Orchestra and The Crouch End Festival Chorus
Saturday 18th April: Coldfall Primary School performing Benjamin Britten’s St Nicholas at Alexandra Palace Theatre
Coldfall Primary School Choir
We have an exceptional school choir formed of pupils from year 5 and 6 who perform regularly in the local area and further field. The choir rehearse weekly after school under the direction of Kate Vetch and Rob Bean and sing a wide range of music in 3 and 4-part harmony. Recent performances include the London premier of Rio Amazonas with Roland Perrin and his Blue Planet Orchestra and Carmina Burana at the Queen Elizabeth Hall under the baton of David Temple (OBE). The choir were also invited to perform at the Music for Youth National Festival at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Other highlights include; The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, The Union Chapel and Alexandra Palace. In spring 2020 the choir will record and perform Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicholas with The BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus. They also recently performed the children’s choir part in the world premier of One Giant Leap by James McCarthy with The London Orchestra da Camera and Hertfordshire Chorus at The Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Coldfall Guitar Orchestra
The guitar orchestra consists of 20 pupils who rehearse weekly under the direction of Michael Antoniou. The group was established in January 2019 and perform a wide range of repertoire.
Coldfall Primary School Orchestra
We have a newly established school orchestra for pupils in year 5 and 6 who have regular lessons in orchestral instruments. The orchestra rehearses on Friday lunch time under the direction of Kate Vetch with assistance from Caroline Gardiner. Children in the orchestra also participate in weekly sectional rehearsals with specialist teachers; Josef Stout and Chris Snead.
Coldfall Youth Voices
Coldfall Youth Voices is a new choir for secondary aged pupils from North London. Entrance to the choir is through audition and they rehearse from 5-6pm on Monday evenings during term time under the direction of Kate Vetch and Nina De Sausmarez. For further information please visit www.coldfallyouthvoices.co.uk
What We’re Learning
All children in the school receive weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher. Our curriculum aims to give children the opportunity to develop performance, composition and listening skills through exploring a variety of musical styles, traditions and genres and by taking part in a wide range of activities including; African Drumming, Music Technology, Samba, and whole class instrumental tuition in recorder and ukulele. Children also learn to read staff notation and explore classical music through creative projects.
Coldfall is a “Platinum Singing School” and singing is embedded into our daily routine, through singing assemblies, staff singing and our choirs. We also use singing across the school to enhance learning in all curriculum areas.
Over 300 of our talented children learn an instrument through school, and even more have private lessons. Lessons in violin, piano and guitar are available through Haringey Music Education Hub. We also offer tuition in flute, saxophone, clarinet and trumpet as part of our Wind Instrumental Programme.
On Monday 14th October our Year 4 pupils were lucky enough to participate in a workshop with Shadwell Opera. Shadwell Opera are currently performing ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ a story with which many of our pupils are very familiar. Our children created their very own ‘wild thing’ and explored different aspects of performance based on their individual creatures working with a professional director and choreographer. Some pictures of the workshop are below:
Coldfall Primary School Choir at The Queen Elizabeth Hall
At the end of April our school choir performed in the world premier of One Giant Leap by James McCarthy. Conducted by David Temple and accompanied by The London Orchestra da Camera our fabulous singers joined Hertfordshire Chorus on stage at The Queen Elizabeth Hall to perform this exciting and inspiring piece that was composed to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
Divas in Residence
In March all of year 5 worked with professional opera singers Laura Woods and Alistair Sutherland who regularly work with opera companies such as Opera Holland Park and English National Opera on a week-long opera project. They learnt to sing and act as an operatic chorus, staged scenes and even did stage combat which resulted in them performing a truly unique version of Bizet’s Carmen.
Ecole de Samba
Each year 6 class performed their very own Samba to compete to be crowned Coldfall Primary School Samba Champions 2019. After hard deliberation our expert panel of judges awarded this enormous accolade to the mighty Woodpecker Class.
Year 5 and 6 Christmas Concert
Our annual Christmas concert was attended by over 750 audience members over two nights. Every child in year 5 and 6 performed, as well as performances by the school orchestra, Coldfall School Choir, Coldfall Youth Voices and our staff choir. In total we raised nearly £5000. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the event to make it an enormous success.