Recorder players are all able to take Music Medals this term and will be busy working towards these informal music exams. Recorder medals come in different levels starting with Copper and moving through Bronze, Silver, Gold and finally Platinum. Children generally get to Silver in year 5 or 6 but this year we have our first Gold players. There is no pressure to do these very relaxed exams and children who choose not to do the test are given a badge and certificate from school anyway to celebrate their hard work. Those entering the test officially have their performance videoed by Mrs Malone, sent to the ABRSM Music Board and then receive a certificate and badge from the Music Board. Parents will be informed when children are ready to be entered. Click here for more info.
All children learn the recorder in year 3 at St Mary's. After this, they can choose to join the school recorder club. This is a voluntary lunchtime club and is free of charge.
Pupils learn descant, treble, sopranino, tenor and sometimes the bass recorder.
Pupils who have learnt the recorder at Infant School may join in year 3.
Year 3 (continuing from Yr 2) - Tuesdays 1pm
Year 4 - Thursdays 1pm
More advanced players - Wednesdays 12:40
Treble Beginners - Wednesdays 1pm
Recorders are provided but should you wish to purchase one, please buy an Aulos Descant Recorder - click here for details (you can get them from any music shop or online)
A fun website we use at school is Recorder Master - Joy Tunes
Beginner Book used - The Red Hot Recorder Tutor Book 1- Click here
Treble Beginner Book uses - Red Hot treble Recorder Book - Click here
In the Summer Term, we take part in ABRSM Music Medals. Click here to find out more.
Recorder Club Music
We are trying not to use so much paper as we are mindful of the planet so maybe you could download the PDF and read it from a computer or tablet. A good apple app for this is forScore and for android, try mobilesheets. If you would like a paper copy of your part, please ask Mrs Malone or one of the year 6 prefects.