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.
Music at Westover Green is taught through the Charanga scheme. Teachers use this as a platform to teach music skills throughout the school.
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/.
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In addition to curriculum music we also offer instrumental tuition through Somerset Music including:
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.