It is our aim that all children at Senacre Wood Primary School experience a high-quality, inspiring music education which instils a life-long enjoyment and appreciation for music. We hope to further the children’s creativity and explore their talents, developing our school values and attributes such as: curiosity, independence, innovation, reflection, resilience and collaboration. We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities and enrichments in music and we deliver a broad music curriculum, underpinned by the Model Music Curriculum (DFE 2021) as the basis for content and expectation to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and the National Plan for Music Education.
At Senacre Wood Primary School, we want our pupils to receive a music education which engages and inspires them to develop a curiosity and love of music, enjoying all that music has to offer. Through weekly specialist teaching, the children will experience full coverage of the National Music Curriculum and Foundation Stage Framework, learning key aspects of music in both discrete learning and cross-curricular links. We aim to ensure that all pupils in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 are given great opportunities to listen, sing, play, perform, compose and evaluate in their music lessons as well as developing a widening repertoire of music. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts.
For details of how we implement this within our school and how we measure the impact, please read our Music policy.
From percussion instruments to ukuleles, playing of instruments is a key focus for each year group at Senacre Wood Primary School to help develop musicianship skills, experiment with producing different sounds and build their confidence when composing and performing in a supportive environment. We endeavour to ensure that children have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments with a focus in KS2 on whole class instrumental teaching by a specialist music teacher.
· Year 3- Ocarinas
· Year 4- Recorders
· Year 5- Keyboards
At Music Club we love to explore the world of music! Children from years 3-6 come together every Wednesday after school with Mrs Cripps to sing, play instruments and enjoy making music together in a small ensemble. We celebrate the history of music, exploring different cultures, genres and traditions in a supportive environment.
We are currently rehearsing songs on the ukuleles and glockenspiels for our upcoming performance at our Harvest Festival. These include- Big Red Combine Harvester, Autumn Leaves are Falling and The Golden Corn.
After attending many enjoyable Young Voices concerts at the O2 in the past, we are very excited to have booked yet again to take part with the choir on Monday 15th January 2024 . The choir will be working hard every Monday after school to learn the repertoire for our concert. The Matilda Medley is likely to be a big hit this year!
(Stay tuned for more choir opportunities!)
Rocksteady offers in-school band lessons giving our children the perfect opportunity for your child to learn new skills, develop friendships and have the time of their life. Parents often find that Rocksteady lessons also boost children’s confidence, wellbeing, and even academic achievement.
Here’s some more information about what your child could experience:
Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Selecting different instrument options will also give you the best chance of getting a place. To secure your child’s spot in the band or find out more, please visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com or call 0330 113 0330.