Music is an important part of school life at Fair Furlong. We sing songs every day in assembly and the children really enjoy it! We sing lots of songs which are relevant to the school values, behaviour and topics.
Children regularly have the opportunity to enjoy musical experiences through listening, singing, movement and by playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments.
There are further opportunities to explore music, including movement and dance to beat and rhythm.
A professional music teachers from Bristol Plays Music also provides keyboard and guitar tuition for small groups of children from across the school on a Thursday afternoon during the school day. Please see Mrs Burchill or Mrs Patch if your child is interested in lessons.
Children from across the school took part in carol singing at a local retail park. The children enjoyed this and raised an incredible amount of money towards the subject. Everybody at Fair Furlong are extremely grateful to those people who supported us in this event.
'Rock Steady Music' visited our school and we had a great time being fully involved. All of the children loved this experience and enjoyed hearing these instruments and having a live singer who they could join in with.
Music in Year 1
Year 1 have had an extra special musical experience this year with a professional musician who has taught key skills from the curriculum such as beats and movement, reciting rhythm including raps, following a conductor and projecting voice.
Year 1 read a book called The Colour Monster, they then practiced pitch and volume according to the monster's feelings.
Music in Year 3
Year 3 have been looking at a poem called 'The Sound Collector' to inspire them in music. They have been thinking about how to represent all the sounds that the sound collector steals.
Music in Year 5
Every Wednesday afternoon Year 5 experience being part of a brass band as part of the Fast4Music scheme run by Bristol Plays Music (the music hub for Bristol).
"My experience of the children at Fair Furlong has been a very positive one. I have taught quite a few music classes there and have always found them to be very musically able, attentive, responsive and alert. They work well as a team and respond with a lot of enthusiasm to all of the musical exercises, some of which are quite demanding."
Algy Behrens - Music Specialist
A rainstorm was conducted in the hall during the music assembly. Using nothing but clicks, claps and jumps noises were made using bodies to sound like a rainstorm. If you close your eyes and listen carefully what do you hear?
Choir perform at St George's Hall
Some children from the choir went to St George's hall to join a concert with 200 other children from primary schools around Bristol. They had a great time and enjoyed singing some lovely Christmas songs like 'Jingle Bell Rock'and 'When Christmas Comes To Town' from The Polar Express.
World Day 2015
During this year's World Day, Gold class got the chance to experience a drumming workshop for the first time. They listened carefully and all joined in! Algy taught us how to make loud and quiet noises using percussion instruments and was impressed by how well the children listened.
Choir sing their hearts out at Colston Hall
A professional musician (run by Bristol Plays Music) will run a choir in terms 5 and 6. The children who attend choir will be preparing to perform at the Colston Hall. Children who attended this concert last summer thrived from this experience and we are very excited to be able to take part again in 2017.