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Music

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.

The Curriculum

Pupils have 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. Each class has a Music Scrapbook which is a celebration of all they have been learning.

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.

Nursery: Christmas Nativity

Reception: Christmas Nativity

Year 1: Sun, Sea and Song concert

Year 2: A Christmas concert

Year 3: The Ancient Egyptians concert

Year 4: The Romans concert

Year 5: Big Sing (at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings)

Year 6: Summer Production

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!

Extra Curricular Activities

Young Voices

After months of hard work practising, Miss Pembrey takes a selection of children in the Young Voices Choir to London to perform in the Young Voices concert alongside 7600 other children at the 02 Arena. The children get to perform an eclectic mix of songs including pop medleys and music from around the world. The children always do Sandown proud, both in terms of their behaviour and in representing our singing ability.

Music Lessons

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 Music lessons please visit:

https://www.eastsussexmusic.org/home

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

To read our Music curriculum overview please click here.