Music

Music is a strength at St Mark’s and we are lucky to have an experienced specialist music teacher as our coordinator, Mr Potter

 In Key Stage 1 children learn to use percussion instruments and play the ocarina. They compose and perform together and listen to many different styles of music

In Key Stage 2 children learn to play the ukulele. In years 3 and 4 they learn about chords and rhythm. This continues in year 5 and 6 with I Pad music;learning how to read music from conventional notation and tablature.

There is an opportunity to learn to play the guitar(years 3-6), with Mr Pattinson, who visits each week.  Please contact the school office if you would like more information.

KS1 and KS2 have a singing assembly each week and there is also a school choir for children in years 3-6 .

Our choir sing in an annual festival , Angel's of the North, at the Sage in Gateshead.

EXCITING NEWS..... We will soon be working with the National Opera House on an exciting project .........details to follow

Angels-of-the-North
 
 Angels of the North Sing at Sage Gateshead
 
Every Thursday night Mr Potter and Mr Forster run an after school choir.
 
" We get to learn songs from musicals; songs from the charts and songs that our parents know!"-Dominic
 
"I can't wait to sing at the Sage again, for Angels of the North !" -Oliver
 
" I love choir !" -Archie
 
"I love to sing and perform!" - Amelia
 
Angels of the North concert is at the Sage on 9th July at 6.30 pm