We follow the National Curriculum 2014 programme of study for Music. We aim to provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires the pupils to develop a love of music.
In music lessons, we sing a range of songs linked to the class' wider curriculum and pupils have the opportunity to create and compose music (using percussion instruments) as part of the music curriculum. In addition, pupils listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods. In assemblies, there is a 'Composer of the Week' which enables pupils to find out more about great composers and musicians.
At present the school is able to offer weekly tuition for brass, woodwind and stringed instruments. This teaching is provided jointly by members of Norfolk’s Peripatetic Music Staff and a teacher from a private music firm. Several children are learning to play the clarinet, flute, trumpet, saxophone, violin and cello with their parents paying a tuition fee every half term. The school also offers guitar and violin lessons weekly. For all information regarding instrumental lessons, please ring the school office or speak to Rachel Osborne, Music Subject Leader.
South Wootton Junior School also runs a vibrant school choir with pupils from all year groups. The choir performs at school functions and also for church services throughout the year. We rehearse once a week during a lunchtime. As the Music Subject leader, I find it really delightful to hear the choir sing, particularly in 2 parts. After the last Easter service, they were praised by a pupil’s grandparents who commented that their ‘harmony singing was fantastic’. For children to experience singing with other children is really important at South Wootton Junior school, whether it is in the choir, or in class music lessons along with other percussion instruments.
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