Below is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
As part of our "Sing , Dance, Play!" the children at lower school have been working hard on their singing, instrumental skills as well as creating movement to music. Pupils enjoyed learning to sing and play our "Be in the Band" song and particularly enjoyed exploring and playing the bass guitar and electric drum kit. We created our own band and had great fun listening to each other play! Red Pathway are excited to be taking part in a Blues and Roots event with other primary schools in the St Helier Cluster. This will be held at upper school and involve workshops with the amazing Blues and Roots ensemble and a concert at the end to which parents are invited.
Pupils at Upper school have started new topics this term. The Sixth Form open orchestras have been working on a piece called ‘Building Blocks’, composed for the students by professional musician Ed Kaye who is also leading the orchestra with the Music teacher. Pupils are developing their skill at following musical directions as well as playing different instrumental parts.
Key Stage 4 have been learning to play and sing songs for their drama production and are about to start work on composing incidental music.
Key Stage 3 have been learning about music from African Countries and have been following simple musical scores to play music from South Africa.
Pupils across the school participated in “Finish This…” which is a special project for schools run by The English National Opera. Pupils were given the challenge to complete a piece of opera entitled "Blue, Red, Yellow....." with a composition about their own colour world.
Monet Class were excited that their composition "Pink" was chosen to be animated and posted on the ENO website. We are looking forward to more visits from professional musicians this year including a special interactive opera concert in the Spring.