Woodlands is a musical school which offers a rich and inviting music curriculum in music lessons as well as in the wider school. We value singing, composing, performing and musical appreciation with a clear progression using a variety of resources.
At Woodlands, music is incorporated in our learning from Reception. We love to chant, sing and listen to music throughout the day. From Year 1 to Year 6, children have a weekly music lesson from a specialist music teacher. As part of this, for at least one term, children receive whole class instrumental teaching. We love to make links between topics and the music they are studying. Each year group has the joy of a visit from a professional musician who runs a workshop. Children in Key Stage 2 have had Body Beats, Djembe and much more to enjoy!
In our wider school, we showcase our fantastic talents in a variety of ways.
Each year group puts on a musical production. These are always keenly looked forward to and never fail to disappoint! On top of this, there is often a musical element to Class Assemblies which are produced throughout the year.
Our choirs and instrumental groups allow children to perform as an ensemble. Our choirs are well-known for their local accolades as well as joining national choirs in Children in Need and Young Voices UK. The Junior Choir have performed at the Methodist Church for many years.
Instrumental lessons are organised through the school on violin, piano, woodwind, drums and guitar. Children who are learning an instrument in and out of school showcase their talents in our three Music Concerts throughout the year to their friends and family. It’s amazing to see their talents progress. We’ve even managed to do this virtually during the various lockdowns and have run a Showcase where the children can upload their latest performances. We also have a fantastic school band made up of piano, keyboard, percussion, string and woodwind players and singers.