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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

Monday 6th December 9:15 – 9:45: Chaffinch Class Nativity

Monday 6th December 15:00 – 15:20: Dove Class Nativity

Tuesday 7th December 09:15 – 09:45: Eagle Class Nativity

Wednesday 8th December 15:00 – 15:30: Kingfisher Class ‘The Nutcracker’

Thursday 9th December 09:15 – 09:45: Kestrel Class ‘The Nutcracker’

Thursday 9th December 15:00 –15:30: Kookaburra Class ‘The Nutcracker’

Monday 13th December 09:15 – 09:45: Swan Class Christmas Performance

Monday 13th December 14:45 – 15:15: Robin Class Christmas Performance

Tuesday 14th December 09:15 – 09:45: Toucan Class Christmas Performance

Tuesday 14th December 14:45 – 15:15: Woodpecker Class Christmas Performance

Wednesday 15th December 09:15 – 09:45: Wren Class Christmas Performance

Thursday 16th December 11:00 – 11:30: Nursery Christmas Sing-along

Thursday 16th December 15:00 – 15:30: Nursery Christmas Sing-along

Friday 1st April: Haringey Music Hub Performance: The Royal Albert Hall

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 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.