Cookham Rise Primary School


25th September 2019  Boomwhacker workshops 

Olly from 'The Beat Goes On' came to school and gave each class a workshop on using body percussion and Boomwhackers.  In our school cupboard we had several sets of Boomwhackers; plastic tubes tuned to the notes of the C major scale.  Now we've had Olly work with every single child, the Boomwhackers are often out at playtimes giving children the opportunity to express themselves musically with their friends.  


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Year 5 Boomwhacker video.MOV

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Year 3 boomwhacker 1.MP4

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Year 3 boomwhacker 2.MP4

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Year 5 Performed at The Royal Albert Hall for the Berkshire Maestros Gala Concert

Year 5 rehearsing at the Royal Albert Hall 11th March 2019

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Samba workshop

Congratulations Polly - a prize-winning performance at the Mish Mash Musical Extravaganza!

Choir singing at Young Voices 2018

Children from years 1 to 6 all learned how to use GarageBand in workshops from Berkshire Maestros.

Instrumental lessons

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We can arrange tuition in any instrument through our Music Education Hub; Berkshire Maestros.


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Choir singing at The Sir Bernard Miller Centre as part of the Cookham Festival.

Creatures of the deep.

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Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.  We aim to give our children a high-quality music education that will engage and inspire their love of music and their talent as musicians and increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.  As our children progress, they will develop their engagement and skills with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen to a wide range of quality music from many different styles and periods. 


Children at Cookham Rise will:


  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles, and traditions
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology to produce, record and edit music.
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notations. 


In addition to classroom music lessons, children enjoy a weekly phase singing lesson.  Children have the opportunity to learn instruments from peripatetic teachers and the school choir sings at school events and in the community.  


We use the Charanga Musical School resource, and children can access this at home with their login details.