Our aim is that the children all have fun and become happy, competent music makers throughout their time at Willowcroft Community School.
Music lessons are held in all classes as part of the national curriculum.
In Foundation Stage, music lessons will include singing, rhythm games and use of instruments, both in structured activities and free play. Music is considered a subject in its own right but is also used to support other areas of the curriculum e.g. singing nursery rhymes to develop literacy skills.
The children also take part in an annual Christmas musical nativity which is performed to parents.
In KS1 the children continue to develop their singing, rhythm skills and use of classroom percussion instruments in music games and through creative music-making.
The KS1 Christmas play is also a musical highlight of the year. All KS1 children have a weekly music lesson taught by Mrs Kent. This introduces them to develop initial skills in singing, playing instruments.
In KS2, the children continue to have a weekly music lesson. The children enjoy learning about different famous composers throughout history and listen to and compare the music.
Years 3, 4 and 5 learn and perform a variety of Christmas songs for the Christmas carol concert which is performed to parents.
In year 6 the children will perform a musical leaver’s play. In the past, these have included Grease and Bugsy Malone, which the children enjoyed learning immensely.
Whole School Music Activities
Each week, all the children attend a ‘singing assembly’. Children learn and sing songs that are often linked to our school topic or songs that are relevant to the time of year.
We have recently enjoyed Willowcroft’s Got Talent where array of musical talents were able to be shown off and celebrated.
School Choir – Each week, choir club is held by Miss Burton and Miss Hague. This club is open to both KS1 and KS2.