Who would have thought that here, at Thomas Walling, we would have not one, but FOUR orchestras in KS2?! Each year group join together at the end of each half term to play the piece they rehearse throughout the term, as an orchestra. Children in KS2 learn one of the following instruments: Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet or Trombone. Reading music, understanding rhythm, learning an instrument, developing a critical ear, being exposed to a wide variety of genres and composing their own music is all part of the cycle of music tuition time. Through this, we hope to support the development of patience, listening, focus, determination, self esteem, co-operation, co-ordination, responsibility, engagement, enthusiasm, sense of achievement, resilience and much more, so that these qualities can transfer to the classroom, impacting their learning in core subjects such as English and Maths. 
We are immensely proud of our KS2 children!
If you have been to any of our performances, you will have seen the development of singing across KS2 over the last year and a half. Children are singing with passion, with enthusiasm, with energy and excitement. The quality of their singing is improving weekly and their ability to remember hundreds of words across a wide range of songs is very impressive! 
Here's a list of some of the songs they have sung recently:
Tell me Mar (Irish song)
Rattling Bog (Irish song)
Refuge (contemporary)
Sing (National song for Jubilee)
Blaydon Races (Geordie)
Titanium (pop)
Count on Me (pop)
Rain Down (Gospel)