We follow the National Curriculum for Music (2014):-
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- 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 appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notation
At Westwood we use Charanga to support our teaching of Music.
Charanga is a week by week scheme of work for the whole school.
The topics of interest for Spring 1, 2019:
Year 5: Make me feel your love.
Year 6: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
The topics of interest for Spring 2, 2019:
Year 5: A New Year carol.
Year 6: Happy
Year 3 Percussion
In Year 3, children have the opportunity to learn percussion as a whole class. They can then choose to continue this in Year 4. A teacher from the Suffolk County Music Service delivers the hour long lesson every week.
Year 4 Clarinets
In Year 4, children have the opportunity to learn the clarinet as a whole class. They can then choose to continue this in Year 5. A teacher from the Suffolk County Music Service delivers the hour long lesson every week.
Private Music Tuition
We offer opportunities for children to learn to play the piano and the guitar.
There is a weekly charge to parents for this, paid directly to the music teacher with no profit to the school.
The lessons are delivered by Mr Joseph Conrad.
Please enquire at the school office if you would like your child to take part.