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Wowing the class with amazing violin playing!

NOv'22 - The EYFS children are really enjoying weekly music sessions with Stephen. Keeping a steady beat using tambourines, triangles and chime bars!

WOW'ed by the Blue Jam Band!

We had a 'WOW' Assembly with Katie Hodges, Jeff Bartholomew and Jilly Jarman of Blue Jam Arts on Wednesday!

They wowed us with their musical skills, demonstrating brass, drums and whistles!

The children were inspired by the musicians, and thoroughly enjoyed interacting!

Jilly told the children about the exciting opportunities available to interested children, including:

The Children's Orchestra, which takes place on Saturday mornings, open to anyone who would like to try it, they don't have to play an instrument already!

BJamba2 Horns, on Thursdays from 6-7pm, a brand new group for wind players (or any instrumentalists) who will be teamed with the BJamba2 Samba band. BJamba2 is also open to everyone, all ages, and there are instruments available to try for those who don't yet play an instrument but would like to try it out!

I think many of our children would love to attend!

Watch out for more information coming home with our children!

Helvellyn Music Performance

Helvellyn children worked together to compile a concert of songs that illustrated some of their learning over this summer term - from French to Science, and a little bit or rap in there too!
We zoomed th concert to families and other classes in school, and they were all ever so impressed!

Peripatetic Music Lessons - for more information see Mrs. Idle

Young Voices

Shap School has been attending Young Voices concerts since 2015. It is a wonderful experience for our children to sing in the largest children's choir concerts in the world. Each concert, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends. All of the songs are sent to school before the concert, so it gives us time to learn the tunes, words and actions. We look forward to receiving the music packs each year to see which wonderful songs we will be singing at the next concert.

Young Voices 2020

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January 2020 - We Will Rock You at UCC

Bah Humbug - Our Christmas Production

Our KS2 children performed 'Bah Humbug' for families and Shap community. We were very lucky to have Emma Turner work with us to help create a wonderful set. The children sang lots of songs, and some children even sang a solo!! What a superb effort. Lots of time practising was definitely worth it!

Christmas Service - 16th December 2019

Some of our Singing Squad children performed two of our favourite Christmas songs for the congregation of Shap Village Christmas Service.

12 Days of Fishmas - 12th December 2019
Ashley at Shap Chippy has wrote his own version of Twelve days of Christmas - ‘Fish and Chip themed’, for our children to learn and perform.
Cumbria Television visited our school to watch our performance of the song, and to speak to staff and children. Matt and Ashley also came to watch! Click on the links below to watch the performance, and the news report.

Carol singing at Wasdale - 10th December 2019

The mini-police sang some carols and other Christmas songs for the residents of Wasdale.

Carol singing at Tebay Services - 9th December 2019

Some of our KS2 children performed some Christmas songs at Tebay Services. We had a wonderful time, and we had lots of lovely comments from our audience!

Eden Big Sing 2019 - Tuesday 25th June

KS2 children took part in an evening of singing at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. The event was organised by Cumbria Music Education Hub to celebrate the work we do in the Eden area to support and develop singing. Each of the four primary schools performed a 'favourite' song, then all schools became the choir for a short production called 'Dragon Days'. The music was provided by BlueJam Arts. A big well done to all of our singers, and a huge thank you to all the parents who came along to support.

Eden Big Sing 2019

We have been practising our solo song for the Big Sing, called So Alpine. This is the last chorus, split into three different parts. 

So Alpine

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Charanga Musical School

Shap School uses Charanga Musical School to aid the teaching of music lessons. Charanga is an award-winning, modern-day resource for primary music. It enables children to access all of the musical objectives from the National Curriculum. For more information about CMS, please see the information link below.

Charanga Training - 28th March 2019

Mrs Chappell and Mrs Maud had a fantastic time at the free Cumbria Music Hub SEND CREATE CHARANGA training at North Lakes Primary School. The session was delivered by Ben Sellers who created it and has spent time delivering it here and abroad. 

Catbells class are expert glockenspiel players.... very tuneful!

Carol Singing at Wasdale - Thursday 20th December 2018

Mini-Police from Year5/6 walked across to Wasdale to give some Christmas cheer to its residents. Wasdale is retirement housing and is situated not far from the school.

Singing Squad at The Old Courthouse, Shap - Friday 14th December 2018

Singing Squad at Tebay Services - Thursday 13th December 2018

Pupils show their musical talents

On Friday 19th October 2019, the children who have music lessons with staff from My Smart Music, demonstrated their superb skills. The children performed to the staff, pupils, parents and friends from the community. 

Music Mark School Member 2018/19

We work hard to ensure that pupils at our school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. Our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum has been recognised by Cumbria Music Service, who requested that we became a Music Mark School Member. See below for a copy of our certificate.



To contact Angela Idle, our Music Subject Leader, please use this form.