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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 fantastic day visiting Birmingham Symphony Hall to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

What a fantastic day visiting Birmingham Symphony Hall to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 1
What a fantastic day visiting Birmingham Symphony Hall to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 2

In Year 5, we have worked hard on creating our compositions inspired by a variety of pieces of music.

Listening and appreciating music performed by Corinne Frost and Stephen Bradley

Listening and appreciating music performed by Corinne Frost and Stephen Bradley 1

Choir - We are excited to announce that choir will now be on a Monday from 12.30pm to ensure that more children are able to attend. Please find below the lyrics for Roar.

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! 

Viking Warrior

Chop and Change

Last Kiss Goodnight

Power in Me

One of our talented pupils, Sophie Dey in Year 5, in her private school piano lesson, with Miss Massey.

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Lean on me

Musicians at Westacre

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Musicians at Westacre

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Musicians at Westacre

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Year 6 Playing the Steel Pan Drums

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Year 6 Playing the Steel Pan Drums 2
Year 6 Playing the Steel Pan Drums 3
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Year 6 Playing the Steel Pan Drums 5

Music Tuition starts week beginning 12th September

New school year has begun and our Westacre choir have had their first rehearsal.  Choir after school club will begin with Mrs Jones on Monday 26th September.  Thank you to all those children who attended, it's amazing what can be achieved in one session.  Looking forward to seeing/hearing you soon! Mrs Ardis

Choir Letter Sept 2016

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