We provide a wide range of musical experiences for our children at Uplands LEAD Academy. They take part in regular singing assemblies and cover topics such as Pulse, Rhythm, Pitch, Voice, Technology and 20th Century Music in Music lessons. We also provide a number of other opportunities:
In Year 4, children spend a year learning to play the ukulele. This is designed to boost confidence, improve fine motor skills and teach performance techniques.
Years 5 and 6 have regular singing workshops with a singing specialist from Kaine (a charity who provide musical opportunities for young people). In these workshops, our children have input into writing and performing their own songs, as well as learning about the origins of Gospel music.
At Uplands we have a school choir who meet twice a week to enjoy singing together and work towards performances at venues such as the Curve theatre, the De Montfort Hall as well as performing in end-of-term school assemblies.
We have two rock bands at Uplands, ‘Red Eye Tiger’ and ‘Heatstroke’! Children practise weekly with their band leader Ash to learn and rehearse songs, playing either the keyboard, drums, electric guitar, base guitar or singing. Their hard work peaks in our end-of-term assemblies where they perform to the school. Teachers are also sometimes allowed to have a go too!