Music is a special part of our community here at Oxford Gardens. We have been extremely happy to return to singing this academic year and the children have been participating in weekly singing assemblies and sing as part of music lessons. Every child participates in music for learning and also for fun!
Research says that singing makes us all happier, healthier and more creative and also promotes skills for life-long learning such as concentration, listening and language.
In the Incredible years, music is taught weekly by the class teacher following a singing programme called Jolly Music. This teaches elements of music such as pitch, pulse and rhythm through songs and games. We are also incredibly lucky to have the Sparkles Team from the Royal College of Music join us once a week where children have the opportunity to learn musical skills.
In Key Stage 2 this year, we are continuing to provide an enriching music curriculum based on Ark Schools Music, a specialist singing programme. In line with the new model Music Curriculum, there is an increasing focus on composition as well as singing. Our music lessons involve the use of percussion instruments and whole class instrumental learning in upper key stage 2 using ukuleles. Our aim is for every pupil to sing, compose music and perform with confidence and joy!
We also offer several extra-curricular opportunities. Small group instrumental lessons on cello and violin are taught by music tutors each week and we have an inspirational school orchestra which rehearses every Monday afternoon and performs twice a year (you can watch our winter concerts on the links above). Letters about instrument lessons can be downloaded here or alternatively please see Miss Saeed in Dragon Class.
We work in partnership with the tri-borough music hub who are offering families access to a FREE Virtual Music School just visit: https://www.triboroughmusichub.org/tbmh-virtual-music-school and use the log in details below:
You can also explore other opportunities for learning musical instrumentals locally through the tri-borough music hub https://www.triboroughmusichub.org/
“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” Stevie Wonder.
Click here for information about our Instrumental lessons 2021/22