Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. – Department for Education
At Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre, we believe that music should be an enjoyable experience for both children and teachers. We aim to support children to feel that they are musical, and to develop a life-long love of music. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy a variety of musical forms whilst developing essential skills. At our school we follow a rich music scheme called Charanga which engages, excites and inspires the children. This scheme ensures all music key skills are covered through the high quality teaching of our exciting and inspiring curriculum.
The music curriculum is taught as a discrete subject but also across the curriculum, particularly in the Foundation stage where singing is used to develop Literacy and Mathematic skills. The music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies, a variety of performances, and the learning of instruments. This demonstrates that music is important to the life of the school.
Through the musical scheme Charanga, teachers are able to produce high quality, inclusive lessons for all children to access in an exciting and engaging way, further promoting a love of learning. Charanga lessons are planned in sequences to provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding in a fun and enjoyable way.
The impact of teaching music will be seen across the whole school with an increase in the profile of music. Whole school and parental engagement will be improved through both performances and extracurricular activities. Participation in music develops wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration. We want to ensure that music is loved by teachers and children alike across school, encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of musical ability, now and in the future.
What Music At Westover Green Community School Looks Like
|Beamz||Foundation Singing||Foundation Singing|
|Garage Band on iPads||Playing Chimes||Playing Ukuleles|
|Singing Playground Games||Year 4 Play Violins||African Drums|
In addition to curriculum music we also offer instrumental tuition through Somerset Music.
Here are some of our children performing at our end of year concert.
We are extremely proud of our performers at Westover. Children (and some staff!) from Y1-Y6 work all year to perform as part of our Show-Choir, Dance and Drama groups. The highlight of our performing Year is our annual musical productions performed in the McMillan Theatre. Click on the link to find out more.