At Westwood we are guided by 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
To meet these objectives, we use a music programme called Charanga, which provides a variety of lessons that are easy for the children to follow, that compare a variety of music genres and that allow the children to learn different instruments.
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.