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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 and capacity
  • 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, promote well-being and develop staff cohesion

For further information, please contact k.vetch@coldfall.haringey.sch.uk

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything” (Plato)

Music has the power to transform lives and all children have the right to access consistent, high quality, and meaningful musical learning experiences.

At Coldfall Primary School we aspire for our pupils to develop high levels of intrinsic musicality through a rich and exciting curriculum; ensuring they have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to become lifelong musicians. It is our vision that through these experiences our pupil’s emotional, social and personal development will be deeply enhanced.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Wednesday 18th May: Year Three Recorder Concert – 3pm Main Hall – All Year Three pupils will be performing a selection of recorder pieces that they have been working on in their music lessons this year.

Friday 27th May: Singing Concert – 2:45pm Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have singing lessons with Laura Woods will be performing a selection of solo songs and duets.

Tuesday 7th June: Year One African Music Concert – 3pm Main Hall – All Year One pupils will be performing a selection of African Songs that they have been working on their music lessons this term.

Monday 20th June: Pelican Class Ukulele Concert – 9:15am Lower Hall – Pelican Class will be performing a selection of songs on the ukulele that they have been working on their music lessons this term.

Monday 20th June: Peacock Class Ukulele Concert – 3pm Lower Hall – Peacock Class will be performing a selection of songs on the ukulele that they have been working on their music lessons this term.

Tuesday 21st June: Puffin Class Ukulele Concert – 3pm Lower Hall – Puffin Class will be performing a selection of songs on the ukulele that they have been working on their music lessons this term.

Thursday 23rd June: Wind Instrumental Concert – 3pm Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have lessons with in flute, clarinet or saxophone with Jo Stout will be performing a range of pieces that they have been working on their lessons.

Friday 24th June: Year Five Gospel Concert – 3pm Main Hall – All year Five pupils will be performing a selection of Gospel Songs that they have been working on their music lessons this term.

Monday 27th June: Piano Concert – 2:45pm Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have lessons with Rebekah Raa will be performing a range of pieces that they have been working on in their piano lessons.

Monday 4th July: Singing Concert – 2:45pm Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have singing lessons with Naomi Kilby will be performing a selection of solo songs and duets.

Tuesday 5th July: Violin Concert – 9:05am Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have violin with Julia Singleton will be performing a range of pieces that they have been working on their violin lessons.

Friday 8th July: Piano Concert – 2:45pm Lower Hall – Selected pupils, who have piano lessons with Rea Qunta and Daniel Wolfson will be performing a range of pieces that they have been working on their piano lessons.

Thursday 14th July: Choir Concert – 4pm Main Hall – The school choir will be performing a selection of songs that they have been working in their weekly rehearsals.

Monday 18th July: Toucan Class ‘The Lion King’ – 6pm Lower Hall – Toucan Class will be performing their own production of The Lion King

Tuesday 19th July: Wren Class ‘The Lion King’ – 6pm Lower Hall – Wren Class will be performing their own production of The Lion King

Wednesday 20th July: Woodpecker Class ‘The Lion King’ – 6pm Lower Hall – Woodpecker Class will be performing their own production of The Lion King

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROVISION

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 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 recorded Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicholas with The BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus for Signus Records. 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.

What We’re Learning

All children at Coldfall 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.

Singing

Singing is very important at Coldfall. It is firmly embedded into our daily routine, through singing assemblies, staff singing and our brilliant choirs. We also use singing across the school to enhance learning in all curriculum areas.

Instruments

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 ‘in-house’ Wind Instrumental Programme. Additionally, we offer one-to-one singing lessons through school.

MUSIC NEWS

On Friday 1st April pupils from Year 5 and 6 had the fantastic opportunity of participating the in Haringey Schools Music Festival. Musicians from across the borough performed together culminating in the world premiere of Songs for Unsung Heroes by Peter Desmond and Tye Lowe.

It was a truly inspiring event that our pupils will never forget!

You can watch footage from our rehearsals here:

Worthy

I am Magic

My Hero Jam

On 22nd November, Year 3 were treated to a performance by professional classical singer, Naomi Kilby. Naomi trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, and works extensively in opera, oratorio and recital across the UK. Recent engagements include performances with Opera Holland Park, Grimeborn Opera and Opera Alegria.

Here are some pictures from Naomi’s performance:

On 22nd November, Years 2, 4 and 6 participated in an exciting Drum Workshop by Tim and Andrea from Music Mission. The children learnt about different rhythms from all over the world and had the opportunity to watch some spectacular playing!

Here are some pictures and videos from the workshop:

 

On Monday 8th November, Year 5 were treated to a special performance by Opera singer Alistair Sutherland. Ali trained as a baritone at the Royal Academy of Music and works professionally as a performer and vocal teacher. Ali’s recent engagements include performing roles with Opera Holland Park, Kentish Opera and HighTime.

Citizenship

​This value links exceptionally well to our ‘Golden Thread’ that intends to empower our children to be upstanders and activists.

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