Here at Alverstoke Junior School, our intention is to enable every child to explore their own musical creativity and developing flare as a musician. Over the course of their musical journey, we want every child to recognise how they can use their developing musical skills, knowledge and experiences to understand and accept the importance and purpose of all types of music, in both the wider community and their own personal lives. To achieve this, music is carefully woven into different units across the academic year. Each unit of study, provides children with a well-rounded understanding of what music is, alongside the relevant musical skills, inter-related dimensions and examples of diverse styles, traditions and genres of music.
The key musical skills to be taught in units are:
- Rehearsing and performing
- Musical notation
- Listening and responding
- Describing and discussing
To encourage and enthuse musical talent even further, additional opportunities are offered during school hours, for Hampshire Music Service peripatetic teachers to provide small group tuition for strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Opportunities are taken for children and their tutors to perform in class and Collective Worships.
If your child would like to be a part of Miss Scott’s choir (Monday: 3:20 – 4:00pm), who also perform in Collective Worships; to parents and the wider community at opportune moments throughout the school year, please speak to the school office for further information and to register your interest.
At Alverstoke Junior School, we want our children to have had varied opportunities to foster their instrumental flare and talent; to feel confident in expressing themselves through musical means and to have retained knowledge that is relevant to the subject.