The music curriculum at Sandown School aims to give children the opportunities to develop and express creativity and imagination, to listen to and appreciate live and recorded music and to explore a variety of instruments. With this, we hope children will discover a passion for music – whether through singing, composing melodies or playing an instrument.

Below shows an overview of the music curriculum through the school (click to enlarge):

KS2 were very lucky to experience the Rock & Pop Foundation recently. The team can in and gave an assembly about different instruments, lessons and what you can achieve.

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At Sandown, staff and pupils understand the importance of extra-curricular activities in order to continually develop knowledge, skills and a love of learning. Under the music umbrella, we run a number of extra-curricular activities for the children to get involved in.

We currently offer Key Stage One Choir on a Wednesday morning before school and Key Stage Two Choir on Monday afternoons after school. We also offer private tuition for children who would like to learn the violin and the keyboard and hope to be able to offer a wider range of instrument tuition in the near future! Every year the school takes part in the Big Sing.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

Music is alive at Sandown!

More children than ever are learning instruments. Mr Hamlin is teaching violin lessons to some very talented individuals and Mr Webb has an enthusiastic bunch of children at both the ‘School of Rock’ club and ‘Core Music group’. The ‘Core Music Group’ performed with an instrument of their choice in assembly recently and are now working hard on a new musical piece to share in assembly.

Before Christmas, Year 5 performed at the Big Sing at the White Rock Theatre. Miss Pluss, Mr Brown, Mrs Mott and all the children’s hard work paid off and their performance at the White Rock went extremely well. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed their wonderful nativities to parents after a lot of hard work.

Sandown is very lucky to have the musical expertise of Mrs Mott who has kindly written a school song which encompasses all of the school vision statements and sums up Sandown’s message of being ‘the best we can be’ perfectly. The children always sing the school song with enthusiasm and enjoyment!

After months of hard work practising, Miss Pembrey and the 14 children in the Young Voices Choir travelled up to London to perform in the Young Voices concert alongside 7600 other children at the 02 Arena. The children performed an eclectic mix of songs including a pop medley, a Stevie Wonder Medley and music from around the world. The children did Sandown proud, both in terms of their behaviour and in representing our singing ability. What an amazing experience and one we hope they will never forget!

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