C of E (VA) Junior School
Every child follows the school scheme of work fulfilling National Curriculum requirements, often identifying opportunities for links with other subjects. We currently have specialist music teaching in all year groups, as well as being a part of the Warwickshire Upbeat Scheme in Year 4, where children learn to play Brass instruments.
Pupils have opportunities to use a wide range of classroom percussion instruments, some from other cultures, as well as electronic instruments, and will compose and perform in a range of styles from different times and places. The Ipads and Garage Band are used for children to create, record and manipulate music.
The school offers group tuition in keyboard, recorder, drums, guitar, violin, cello, steel pans, woodwind and percussion. This is provided by visiting teachers and takes place during school hours, including break and lunchtimes. There is a charging policy for specialist tuition; however, no pupil will be excluded on the grounds of financial hardship. Pupils have the opportunity to extend vocal work by joining the school choir, and to perform with their instrument in the school orchestra.
The school will continue to extend its links - making music in the community - on occasions such as Harvest Thanksgiving, Village Festival and Education Day Service. In addition to these, children perform regularly at school assemblies, concerts and other musical events, also attending concerts and performances as listeners.
We feel that music is a unique language, enhancing the life of a school and reinforcing understanding and learning in other subjects. We therefore endeavour to offer a broad and balanced programme of activities, giving opportunities for all children to fulfil their potential.