We believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development. A Specialist Music teacher leads music class lessons on all our sites. We aim to give pupils the opportunity to find enjoyment along with developing an ability to discuss and evaluate musical performances and styles.
Pupils enjoy performing using the wide range of percussion instruments at school including well equipped outdoor musical areas where pupils enjoy singing and develop their skills through creative singing games. Singing forms a key role in the teaching and learning and we hope to develop personal confidence and esteem giving pupils the opportunity to sing in class, assembly, choirs, ensembles, concerts and shows.
Music in the Community
We encourage links with other curriculum areas and provide musical enrichment activities through the year that support pupils’ musical learning. We are committed to being a ‘Singing Community’ and have achieved Sing Up Platinum status.
Pupils benefit from visiting professional musicians and we encourage visits and workshops that inspire and lead pupils in new and exciting experiences. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in a number of concerts, festivals and shows throughout the school year.
As a school we are also dedicated to offering pupils a wide enrichment programme. Our enrichment programme includes every child learning the descant recorder in year 3 and a string instrument in Year 4.
Our Festival Choir have achieved great success and take part in the Mid-Somerset Festival each year which takes place in Bath.
The Festival Choir have also had the opportunity to sing at the end of the Festival Concert in the banqueting hall in the Guildhall, Bath. Pupils had an amazing musical opportunity experiencing the wonderful acoustics of such a fantastic venue.
Specialist Music Tuition
We also offer a wide variety of paid specialist music tuition including:
- Drums and Guitar
- Flute, Keyboard & Piano
Details can be obtained from the school office.
Trowbridge Civic Centre
Another annual highlight is a vibrant and exciting performance performed at Trowbridge Civic Centre where the children get the chance to link dance, drama, art and music together. Our previous performances have included ‘Oliver’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Wind in the Willows’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Scheherazade’.
Year 6 Leavers Performance
Year 6 perform a ‘Leavers’ Show’ in the summer based on a musical version of a Shakespeare play.
A highlight is the Wingfield Carol Service held in St. Mary’s Church, Wingfield.