Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything…
Without music, life would be an error. (Plato)
Music enjoys a high profile at Wateringbury and has done for many years. Where possible, connections are made with other curriculum areas which enable children to have a broader exposure and develop a more meaningful understanding. Music draws on skills and understanding from mathematics, science and art, as well as being a key to understanding different cultures. Children enjoy opportunities for listening to live and recorded music as well as learning an instrument in a whole class setting, such as ukulele, ocarina and djembe drums. Children create and perform their own compositions and many classes use singing as a normal part of the school day, for example a sung grace at lunchtime. We are fortunate to have a number of competent musicians and singers on the school staff who devote time and expertise to the various musical groups.
Every year, we hold a Musical Evening which showcases our children’s musical talents. This is a popular event and involves a large number of children in our school, all performing to a high standard in front of a full hall.
Children across the school are offered individual and small group lessons by visiting peripatetic teachers. Currently children are learning brass (cornet, trombone, euphonium and French horn), flute, guitar and drums, violin and cello. Violin and cello students also have the opportunity to play in an ensemble as part of String Club.
Our children performing at the Music @ Malling Festival