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 learn and perform a variety of Christmas songs for the Christmas carol concert which is performed to parents and the rest of the school.
In year 6 the children will perform a musical leaver’s play. In the past, these have included Grease, Bugsy Malone and The Lion King 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. This club is open to both KS1 and KS2.
Performing in our Local Community
"The best way to spread festive cheer is singing loud for all to hear" - Buddy the Elf
This year, choir club have been on tour! We have performed Christmas songs to the elderly at The Meadows care home and Golden Age.
Choir also performed at our Christmas Fair in the main reception, welcoming the visitors.
IRock (an independent music service) provides rock and pop music lesson in school time to those who have signed up. It provides the children with the opportunity to join their very own rock band! IRock makes learning music fun for every child while also aiding other important skills such as confidence and team work.
Children can choose to play either:
In term 2, Willowcroft were very lucky to be able to watch a rock concert performed by the children's bands. The whole school and parents were invited to attend. The children showcased what they had been learning during their weekly IRock sessions and provided us all with a morning of entertainment. We were all very impressed with what they had learned and the confidence shown in stage by all children. Teachers and children certainly left with a beat in their step!
To register your child a place with IRock please visit www.irockschool.com/parents or email IRock on firstname.lastname@example.org