Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

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Each Year group is  working hard this term exploring Art throughout their Theme lessons. Each year group is currently exploring art while studying The Romans, The Stone Age, Victorian Inventions and Ancient Egypt. Look below to see the Art that the children created last term.


La Musique






Music is taught to each class once a fortnight. Children learn to listen to and appreciate music and develop the language in which to speak about what they hear.  We speak about the inter-related dimensions of music and are beginning to look at how music is written.  As we return to normal times, our intention is to reequip the children with skills in performance through developing response to beat and rhythm using body percussion, voice and instruments. 

In our school many children are also taking part in different musical instrument lessons. Year 4, 5 and 6 children are given the opportunity to take weekly violin lessons.

The Blue Peter Badge for Music

Did you know you can apply for a Blue Peter badge for music?  This badge has been specially designed by Ed Sheeran.  Some children in year 5 have already written applications to Blue Peter which demonstrate their knowledge of and interest in music.  We look forward to successful replies.  

Our Musical School

The children taking instrumental lessons on guitar and violin took the opportunity today to share their talents with the whole school.  Demonstrating confidence and skill, they performed in their class groups.  Well done children.  Should you wish to learn either of these instruments then a new set of applications will be opened in the new academic year.  

Music - la Musique


Music does not always sound the same.  It can often change the way you feel.  Listen to the extracts of music and think about how the music makes you feel.  Choose an appropriate face to match how you feel. Have fun! Click on the smiley to connect.



Music Resources


We are learning how music is written - called formal notation.  The following resources will help you practice your musical knowledge.  Musicians practice over and over and over and .......  Welcome to the club!

The Semibreve, Minim and Crotchet

Understanding the three basic types of musical notes: the Semibreve, Minim and Crotchet. ---------- RIAM Teaching and Learning Network: ---------- Music: Two Finger Johnny Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License