Infant Music Festival - October 2019
We had the pleasure of taking year 2 to the Infant Music Festival at Manorside Primary. The children sang all the lovely songs we have been learning from around the world with 180 other Barnet school pupils, including Simama Kaa and Tinga Layo, singing in rounds, with sound effects and with body percussion. Our children also performed their song, Love Train, incredibly well with actions and props; we had lots of compliments from other schools. A huge well done to all of year 2!!
Northside Music Festival - July 2019
Huge congratulations to all of the children who took part in the Northside Music Festival on Wednesday. There is such a huge amount of musical talent in our school and I feel so proud of each and every pupil who performed - for the effort they put in to practicing, their courage to perform to a fully packed school hall, and of course their musicianship. I felt such joy and awe listening to the music, and by the massive applause and cheers after each performance, I know everyone at Northside felt the same. Well done Northside - we are a school full of brilliant music - and it will keep getting better!
Music and French Leader
Music update – July 2019
It has been a busy time for music. In March, the Northside Primary Choir went to Voice in a Million at the Wembley Arena and had an unforgettable experience, singing many popular songs, and dancing with 5,000 other school pupils in a brilliantly produced show. In June, class 5B performed superbly at the Barnet Schools Music Festival, joining many other schools to sing songs in harmony, as well as singing their own version of Rather B.
The children who have had piano and guitar lessons in school over the last two terms have made great progress already. Some of them will perform at the Northside Music Festival, alongside the wonderful talents of children learning instruments outside school. We will hear songs played on the piano, guitar, cello, violin, saxophone and some solo singers too. The lovely Northside Choir will also perform at the Festival, after their debut at the Summer Fair on Friday.
We are delighted that piano and guitar lessons are continuing next year, with the addition of singing lessons; I am looking forward to hearing their progress. Finally, I am very excited that I will be teaching your children their class music lessons next year.
Music Update - February 2019
Northside pupils have weekly music lessons with our specialist music teacher, using their voices and musical instruments to perform, explore and compose. She currently runs an after school music club for KS1 on Tuesdays, and choir for KS1/KS2 on Thursdays. In the Summer Term, these will both be Music Club (singing and playing musical instruments), KS1 on Tuesdays and KS2 on Thursdays.
As well as leading weekly singing assemblies, I have been running a lunch time choir for KS2 on Wednesdays since November. Just before Christmas we visited Kenwood Care Home to sing carols to the residents which brought much Christmas cheer. In March we are going to Voice In A Million at Wembley Arena, which is a mass choral event with thousands of school children. In the Summer term, we will serenade shoppers on the High Street. Year 5 will have music lessons after half term, and 5P will be attending the Barnet Music Festival in June.
Since January, some thirty Northside pupils have been enjoying one-to-one piano and acoustic guitar lessons with specialist teachers from BEAT (Barnet Education Trust). A renewal letter will go out to those already having lessons to book for the Summer term. For those who would like to start guitar or piano lessons in the Summer, you will be able to download a booking form from our website soon and there will also be forms in our office. Forms and payment need to be in by 1st March to confirm places.