At Wren Park Primary School children are given a wide range of opportunities to develop their musical skills.
Within Wren Park we teach music in each year group using an interactive computer based scheme of music called Charanga. Using this scheme the children learn about different genres of music from motown to rock, as well as covering the wider music curriculum.
Within Wren Park the children are also given the opportunity to play a musical instrument. These include the Flute, Piano, Violin and Guitar.
If your child is interested in playing a musical instrument, they can start to learn to play the Guitar in the infants, but if your child is interested in playing any of the other instruments we only offer these to the junior children. The reason for this is because the music partnership, who we work with to provide tuition have found that children who take up these musical instrument earlier drop out. This, they have found is due to the commitment that needs to be taken to learn these instruments both inside school and at home.
This year we are also working closely with Littleover Community School and the Music Partnership to provide weekly tuition to the year 4 children, where they are learning to play a brass instrument in School, the children will also be bringing their instruments home to practise and we ask for your support with this.
I also offer the opportunity for junior children to join the sing squad on Thursday lunchtime. The children learn Christmas songs leading up to Christmas. We then go out into the community to perform these songs at the Royal Derby Hospital and Derby Heights nursing home. After the Christmas period we learn a range of songs which are the children’s choice.
The children who do play a musical instrument within School or who join the sing squad are given the opportunity to perform their talents within our music concert at the end of the academic year, this is held in the evening to ensure that parents are able to attend. This was a great success last year!
If any parents would like to speak to me about any of the music carried out in school, I will be happy to answer any questions.
Here are some photos of the children enjoying some of the musical activities that take part within school.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs A Glynn Music Co-ordinator