Home Learning

During these unusual times there are many ways in which we can continue our learning…

Complete the weekly challenge from BBC Ten Pieces – BBC Ten Pieces website

There are weekly challenges which involve watching a video or two, then completing a linked creative activity. Take some time to explore the Ten Pieces website too, there are lots of exciting videos all about different types of music. Well worth a look and a listen!

Work through the units of home learning on the Charanga YUMU website – Charanga YUMU website

From the list below, select the correct year group, then find your name in the document and make a note of your username and password. The usernames are not very child friendly I’m afraid! Use the username and password to login to the Charanga YUMU website and you’ll see a home learning unit. There are 6 steps to each unit, work through them at your own pace. Enjoy!

Charanga YUMU logins – Year 1 Charanga YUMU logins – Year 2 Charanga YUMU logins – Year 3
Charanga YUMU logins – Year 4 Charanga YUMU logins – Year 5 Charanga YUMU logins – Year 6

There are daily lessons on the BBC Bitesize website, for all year groups – BBC Bitesize website

Choose the year group, the scroll until you see a Music lesson. The latest is from 23rd March.

This website from the USA is packed full of information! Classics for Kids website

There is a weekly composer to study with an accompanying quiz! Have an explore, read about different composers and listen to their music, play musical games and follow links to other child-friendly websites.

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes, Music is a big part of school life!

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it plays an important role in the personal development of all.

At OLOL, we aim to ensure that children:

Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
As well as classroom music lessons, children in Year 4 participate in weekly sessions under the Wider Opportunities scheme. During these sessions, children are taught the elements of music through learning how to play a djembe (African drum) alongside their peers, teachers and teaching assistants. Each class receives a term of tuition and then performs in an informal celebration for their family and other members of the school community.

From this, children can choose to continue their musical career and begin small group instrument tuition. We currently offer tuition for:

Further Information

Any further information can be found here…