At Westacre Middle School, we aim to inspire children to develop their creative skills musically. Children learn through reading music, playing a variety of instruments, as well as listening and responding to music. Currently, in Year 5 we begin to teach children to read music through learning to play a recorder. In Year 6, they continue to learn to read music whilst learning to play the steel pan drums. In Year 7, they continue to build on their previous learning through learning to play a keyboard, which is taught by a teacher from Droitwich High School. In addition, each Year group has access to many other instruments during their journey at Westacre.
We have private music lessons available to children: individually or in a small group, which include piano/keyboard, guitar, drums, as well as other potential instruments. We have a strings group taught by a teacher from the local High School. At lunchtimes, there are opportunities for children to pop into the Music Room to practise playing instruments. In addition, we are very proud of our school choir, which is currently led by Helen Jones during a lunchtime.
We provide a variety of opportunities for children to perform to a larger audience: local Droitwich Festivals, Droitwich 'Christmas light switch on; local library, Christmas Showcase, Eisteddfod, Big Sing, Droitwich Sings held in the Cathedral.
What a busy start to the year...
The Westacre Choir has begun learning songs ready to attend the Big Sing Concert on Monday 18th June. In addition to their Music lessons, some children have taken up the opportunity to have private music tuition to learn to play an instrument.
Year 5 and Year 6 have begun to learn to read music. Year 5 have begun learning to read music through playing the recorder. In addition, they have begun to apply their knowledge to play the keyboard. Year 6 have begun learning to read music through playing the steel pan drums. Not to leave out Year 7 who have been busy learning to play the keyboard. We have been delighted with their enthusiasm and attitude to learning something new. Keep up the good work Westacre!