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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music; and to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms.

The aims of music teaching are to enable all children to:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. Drawing in on the works of great composers and musicians.
  • Learn to sing and use their voices. 
  • Have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. 
  • Encourage the use of technology for music. 
  • Create and compose music individually, in small groups and as part of ensembles. 
  • Understand and explore how music is created. 

Curriculum Music

Music at Westover Green is taught through the Charanga scheme. Teachers use this as a platform to teach music skills throughout the school. 

Music Progression Of Skills

Foundation Stage: Musical Developmental Matters

Long Term Planning

Key Vocabulary

In addition, year 4 receive wider-opportunity violin lessons with Somerset Music and and all children have opportunities to participate in Harvest, Christmas and Easter celebrations.

There are weekly singing and signing assemblies delivered by a music specialist. Songs with a moral are chosen and taught to the children. These are supplemented with songs and vocal warm-ups from https://www.singup.org/

Beamz Foundation Singing  Foundation Singing 
Garage Band on iPads Playing Chimes Playing Ukuleles
Singing Playground Games Year 4 Play Violins African Drums

Extra-Curricular Music 

In addition to curriculum music we also offer instrumental tuition through Somerset Music including:

  • piano
  • violin
  • flute
  • ukulele
  • guitar
  • clarinet

Here are some of our children performing at our end of year concert. 

 

Performers

 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. 

Performers