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Coldfall 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
    • Adaptive teaching in music
    • Music in EYFS
  • Advice and support in developing bespoke projects and working with arts organisations
  • 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
  • Tuesday 7th November 15:00-15:30: Vocal Concert – pupils of Laura Woods
  • Wednesday 6th December: Year 3 and 4 Choir Performance at Spring Lane Retirement Home
  • Monday 11th December 09:00-09:30: Choir Performance in Whole School Assembly
  • Monday 11th December 15:00-15:30: Chaffinch Christmas Performance
  • Tuesday 12th December 09:15-09:45: Eagle Christmas Performance
  • Tuesday 12th December 15:00-15:30: Dove Christmas Performance
  • Wednesday 13th December 15:00-15:30 Kestrel Christmas Performance
  • Thursday 14th December 09:15-09:45: Kingfisher Christmas Performance
  • Thursday 14th December 11:30-12:00: Nursery Christmas Singalong
  • Thursday 14th December 14:00-14:30: Nursery Christmas Singalong
  • Thursday 14th December 15:00-15:30 Kookaburra Christmas Performance
  • Monday 18th December 18:00-20:00: Year 5 and 6 Christmas Concert
  • Tuesday 19th December 18:00-20:00: Year 5 and 6 Christmas Concert
  • Wednesday 20th December 16:00-17:00: Choir Performance at Spring Lane Retirement Home
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 extremely important at Coldfall. It is firmly embedded into our daily routine, through singing assemblies, staff singing and our two 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 and clarinet as part of our ‘in-house’ Wind Instrumental Programme. Additionally, we offer one-to-one singing lessons through school.

MUSIC NEWS

In September ex-pupil, Kyle Osbourne, who is now studying jazz piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, performed for our lucky pupils during assembly. Mr. Marshall interviewed Kyle about his experiences and it was inspiring to hear the impact the Coldfall had on his musical journey.

 

Friendship

In Flamingo class assembly the children told a story about how everybody has worries. Fortunately they also shared how talking about our worries and problems can help them to reduce and go away.

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