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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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.
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