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Music has taken on a new lease of life with our new teacher of Music: Ms Natalie McClean. Ms McClean teaches music to several classes across the academy and is working from a reviewed Music Curriculum. Ms McClean leads singing assemblies for all children and some of the songs they have been practising you will hear in end-of term singing concerts.


Ms McClean

This term a Whole Class Instrumental lesson project has been launched at WEPA. Teachers from the Hillingdon Music Service have been invited to teach children in Year 3 and classes 4LC and 4MJ how to play an instrument.   Children in Year 3 are learning how to play the recorder and Year 4 are learning to play the violin. Each child has been allocated their own instrument for the remainder of the term. This opportunity was made available by a grant awarded by the Hillingdon Community Trust.

Now that we have instruments such as whole class samba, djembe drumming, ukulele and Indonesian Gamelan we hope to develop engaged and inspiring marvelous musicians at WEPA. The purchase of new keyboards and stands have impacted the music lessons and enabled a whole class piano unit for year 6 this term. This has also impacted the Keyboard Club and will mean more places are available for pupils.

Children at WEPA have also joined the new Recorder Group, they have been busy learning how to read musical notation and play their instruments clearly.  The pupils in Recorder and Keyboard Clubs are again working towards showcasing what they have been learning in a lunchtime recital.

The Year 6 Band are working with the Music Teacher Miss McLean and Federation Director of Music Simon Robinson, and hope to develop their confidence and instrumental skills.  Our music teacher has invited more pupils to join the band and will include talented pupils from year 4.

A fantastic opportunity has been created whereby children have been invited to apply for the post of Music Ambassador.  Many wrote persuasive letters and now two children from year group have been selected.
 
Music Teacher: Ms Natalie McClean
 

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Our Visit to Kingsley Court Centre

The Wood End Park Academy Recorder Club were invited to perform at the Kingsley Court centre for the elderly. The children performed Hot Cross Buns, BB Blues and many other songs to an excited audience. Chelsea and Hamna both performed pieces they had composed themselves and all of the children were invited to perform an encore. This has been a very helpful experience as the children are developing their confidence and performance skills.

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Music Videos
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Music Information
Music Events - Summer Term 2017
Music - Pupil Voice
Wider Opps Concert
Skills needed for Music


MP3 Files

To help with choir rehearsals 18 music tracks have been uploaded to the website. To listen to the music please click on the thumbnail below. Once you have finished listening just close down the new page to be returned here.