Music is Alive at Sandown!
Curriculum Intent: Music
By the time they leave Sandown, children have listened and appraised to a range of musical genres, explored musical skills, composed and performed with a variety of instruments including voice.
Pupils at Sandown enjoy a weekly Music lesson based either on an area of the curriculum they are currently learning (eg. The Ancient Egyptians) or from Charanga, a local Music scheme. Children have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of musicians and appraise their music, sing, play instruments and perform!
Music begins right at the start of children’s Sandown journey in Nursery and Reception where children have access to instruments to explore and even a stage to perform!
Each class has a Music Scrapbook which is a celebration of all they have been learning. Children take pride in these books and enjoy sharing them with others.
At Sandown, we recognise the importance of building our children’s confidence through having the opportunity to perform. Each year group has a performance built into the Music curriculum which they work towards throughout the term. These include topic based performances, Nativities, Christmas concerts and Summer performances.
Our Sandown School Song reflects the passion and pride children feel for our school and Sandown’s message of being ‘the best we can be’. The children always sing the school song with enthusiasm and passion!
We offer private tuition for children who would like to learn the guitar, violin and the keyboard and hope to be able to offer a wider range of instrument tuition in the near future! Children who take part in Guitar, Violin and Keyboard lessons are also given the opportunity to perform in singing assemblies.
If your child would like to sign up for guitar or violin lessons please visit:
or contact Music teacher, Liz Bux directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your children is interested in Guitar lessons please contact our Guitar teacher, Nick Webb directly by email: email@example.com
For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.