Fern Hill Choir & Instrumentastic! Club
Fern Hill Choir
Fern Hill's Choir is run in line with the other school clubs but, occasionally, there may be an additional practice when we are rehearsing for a concert. There is a dedicated website for the Choir - see below - and this is the best place to check for this kind of information as well as news and other updates.
The website also includes member only pages where you can find photos, videos and learning tracks for new songs as well as singing and performance tips.
If you have any queries regarding the website, or are having problem logging in, please contact our Choir Leader, Mrs Ingram, via the school on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ingram also runs an Instrumentastic! lunchtime club on Wednesdays. Children attend one of two sessions: 12.30 – 1.00 pm for children in Years 1 and 2 and 1.00 – 1.30 pm for children in Years 3-6.
The club covers a range of musical elements. Children learn musical skills through fun games with instruments, supporting their concentration, co-ordination and fine motor skills, and developing their collaborative, listening and responding skills and ability to self evaluate.
What are the specific activities?
Play games to learn about rhythm, beat, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre and texture. Play a variety of pitched and unpitched instruments; following musical directions through physical signs (physical notation); being a music leader; call and response games; learning notes and building chords and using them for our games; play the tunes you know or learn to play a tune; interpreting music using graphic notation; controlling sound by learning to conduct; creating and playing accompaniments to favourite pop songs.
What are the possible musical learning outcomes?
Understanding, using and combining the elements of music; making and changing sounds using different elements of music; developing the musical memory and musical ear; using simple notation; instrument and sound control; understanding musical terms; composing and performing; musical structures; simple conducting; music appreciation.