‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

What it's like to be a musician at Excalibur

January 2024

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December 2023

The school choir visited Cedars Medical Centre and Twyford House Care Home, Alsager. We sang a selection of Christmas songs and a couple of our favourites.

 

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October 2023

 

Year 6 playing a melody with boom whacker accompaniment.

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September 2023

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May 2023

It was great to get out in the sunshine for choir this week! We now regularly have 35+ attending our weekly rehearsals and are looking forward to performing in public again soon. Choir is open to all children from Years 2-6. 

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Year 2 enjoyed a great music lesson that involved music and computing. Here they are creating music through symbols before the completed the same activity on a computer programme. 
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March 2023

In Music in Year 2 this term we have started writing , playing and composing with rhythm patterns.

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Great to see Rock Steady Rehearsals today. Can't wait to hear all the performances at their end of term concert next week!

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The Young Voices Choir were also extremely lucky to perform on the recording of the charity single Proud, performed by Heather Small. This raises vital funds for the children's mental health charity Place2Be.

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On a cold January morning 30 excited members of Excalibur School Choir made their way to the Manchester Arena to take part in Young Voices 2023 - a massed choir of over 8000 children from schools all over the North West of England. They sang their hearts out on what was definitely a night to remember!

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What a fantastic musical Christmas we’ve enjoyed at Excalibur. From a feel good Boogie Woogie Nativity by EYFS and Key Stage 1, a spectacular Christmas celebration at St Mary’s Church by Key stage 2 to brilliant performances from our Rock Steady and Music for Life performers. 

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Rock Steady Sessions Begin - Sept 2022

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Rock Steady Launch - June 2022

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Passport to the World - Samba with Mrs Minshall - May 2022

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Music Squad Launch - March 2022

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Year 1 - October 2021

In October, Year 1 enjoyed learning about rap with Charanga.  They learnt a new song 'Hey You!" and used the glockenspiels to add percussion to their performance.  The children had super concentration and worked hard to keep time as they played.  Well done Year 1!

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Reception Kids That Rock Session - June 2021

In June, Reception had the fantastic opportunity of having a music session with guitar teacher, Matt Tidswell, who led a session using tuned boom whackers. They played a familiar song and learnt how the different notes sounded different based on the size of the whacker.
 
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Bonfire Night Music Reception Class  - 7th November 2019

To help us to celebrate bonfire night, we made our own bonfire music! First, we watched a video of our bonfire and paid particular attention to the sounds that we could hear coming from the fire. Some children noticed that closing their eyes helped them to listen to the sounds more easily. The children then came up with sound words to describe the noises that the fire made such as popping, crackling, whistling and clicking. The children then had to think of how they could make their own sounds using parts of their body and their voices. After taking some time to rehearse, we had a go at combining our sounds to create a class performance designed to sound like the bonfire. The children had to follow the conductor’s instructions carefully so that they knew when to start and stop their sounds. They enjoyed listening to their performances and commenting on which they preferred and why. Finally, the children were given a challenge to produce their sounds but to make them louder or quieter depending on the conductor’s instructions. They did fantastically and produced some brilliant music!

 

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane, Alsager, ST7 2RQ

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