The Grove Junior School
Dark Lane
Tel:01582 760031
October 26 2018



Music News!

Classroom Music

We are now delivering our Music Curriculum in a new way. Rather than classes having one weekly lesson, they will have a 3 week block of music, with a lesson each day. This provides the pupils with the same number of lessons they would receive in a term.

All activities relate to class topics, providing the opportunity to see how music can enrich the whole curriculum.

Working in this new way provides effective continuity and an opportunity for skills to be developed and assessed in a more focussed way.

Music lessons are divided in to 3 specific strands:

Listening to Music Strand – pupils will learn about how both popular and classical music have changed through history by studying specific composers for their year group.

Notation Strand – the basics of conventional notation will be explored at levels appropriate for the particular year groups and pupils will compose and notate their own musical motifs.

Instrumental Strand – pupils will play a range of instruments, developing coordination and performance skills appropriate for their age group and experience.

Black History Month – October

During the first half of the Autumn term, there will be a special emphasis on celebrating the music of black composers, in particular, Joseph Bologne, Florence Price, Scott Joplin and George Walker.

Instrumental Lessons

Individual instrumental lessons are currently taking place in school. We offer tuition in an extensive range of instruments, all taught by staff from ‘Katie Metcalfe Music.’ We have a number of spaces currently available in brass and violin. For enquiries about this, please contact Katie:

Extracurricular music clubs

We offer a wide variety of music clubs for pupils to belong to.

Choir, Beginner Orchestral Ensemble Groups, Orchestra, Samba Band, Recorder Club, Rock Group, Brass Group.

These clubs are subject to how the pandemic is affecting our local community and guidelines the school needs to follow.