At Forest & Sandridge we value music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change and impact on the way pupils feel, think and act. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment. We believe it is the right of every child to have the chance to experience music in a variety of forms and to have the opportunity to develop their own personal love and appreciation of music.
We believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development. We aim to give pupils the opportunity to find enjoyment along with developing an ability to discuss and evaluate musical performances and styles.
At Forest & Sandridge we aim to enable children:
To nurture an enjoyment and appreciation of music
To evoke a creative response to music through experimentation eg. Singing, composition, movement, etc
To develop the ability to sing a variety of songs and use the voice expressively
To play a selection of tuned and untuned percussion with control
To develop the ability to choose appropriate instruments and share their ideas within a musical structure
To respond to a broad range of music and discuss it in their own way
To understand and experience the four strands of music - performing, composing, listening and appraising
To take part in high quality choral singing and musical performance through annual school productions
Singing forms a key role in school life at Forest & Sandridge. We hope to develop personal confidence and esteem, giving pupils the opportunity to sing in class, assembly, choirs, ensembles, concerts and shows.
There are a number of opportunities for the children to share their enjoyment and love of music. Every year Key Stage 2 performs an amazing production at Christmas and Key Stage 1 performs a nativity play. The choir sing at local events and care homes. They also take part in the ‘Young Voices’ concerts in London or Birmingham.
Year 3 have a weekly recorder lesson with a specialist teacher. As well as this Mrs Willcox holds recorder clubs for all abilities. We offer a range of musical instrument lessons at school with specialist teachers. Please contact Alli Moon for further details.
We are very proud of our musical achievements at Forest & Sandridge. We welcome parents to our annual music concert to share the musical ability we have at our school!
We are very keen to develop musical links with our school community and would encourage musical parents, grandparents and carers to get involved with our activities. If you have a musical talent and are able to support please contact the school.