Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world


  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

    Young students reading book

  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

    Teacher helping student

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

    Classroom scene

  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

    Young children in class

  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

    Boys playing badminton

  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

    Older students with laptops

Music Melodies

10 November 2016

Throughout Primary we have continued to benefit from the excellent resources in our online Juilliard Creative Classroom

  • Primary

In Reception this week we have been singing and continuing to learn to control our voices with increasing accuracy. Our memories are being challenged as we prepare for our special Christmas performance.

The Year 1’s have been busy continuing our introduction to keyboard and have been using our newly developed notation skills to compose our very first notated pieces for piano.

Year 2 have enjoyed composing longer, more varied musical phrases and also thinking about and selecting a dynamic or tempo to express our ideas.

Year 3’s have also been continuing work with Stravinsky’s music with a focus on melodic fragments.  We listened to a melodic phrase from The Rite of Spring and broke it up into segments (we thought about them as Lego blocks). Then we rebuilt the melodic fragments into our own Stravinsky inspired compositions.

In Year 4 we have been very excited to continue our Cello exploration which will last for the remainder of this term. Now we can read standard notation and perform in time with a steady beat. We know the open strings very well.

The Year 5’s have been immersing themselves in the World of the orchestra which is one of the Juilliard core Units. We have been beginning to compose melodic phrases inspired by an invented character.

Stephen Davies, Primary Music Teacher