At Walsall Wood we believe that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can also play an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. In our weekly music sessions, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, and to develop the skills to critically appreciate and appraise a wide variety of musical forms.
Weekly sessions are delivered by the class teacher using a Musical School Scheme, Charanga. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum and enable children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through diﬀerent musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills. These sessions provide the children with the opportunity to develop confidence, listen to music from a range of cultures and genres to perform to a small group and to a larger audience, as well as the key skills and knowledge that will be key lifelong attributes.
In addition to Music lessons, we also employ a Music teacher who delivers small group tuition using clarinets and saxophones providing children with a fantastic opportunity for learning.
The School Choir
We believe that music enriches the lives of people, and so we wish to involve as many children as possible in musical activities. We have a school choir which we encourage all children, from year 3 onwards, to join. The choir meets on a weekly basis and, although its primary aim is to enable children to enjoy singing together, it also performs in public on a number of occasions throughout the year.