Musical Opportunities at Ash Grange - We have a wide range of musical experiences for the children to enjoy and through which they develop their musical skills over their years at Ash Grange.
Lessons with their Class Teacher enables them to sing, compose, perform using the extensive collection of instruments we have in our dedicated music room.
Assemblies have a singing element every week so the children memorise songs and sing for pleasure. Every fortnight the children have pieces of music to appreciate, to build their understanding of genres and learn about different styles of music.
Surrey Arts provide our individual music lessons and ensembles:
Children have the opportunity to sign up for brass (trumpet, trombone and French horn), wind (flute, clarinet and saxophone), drums and guitar with Surrey Arts. These lessons will take place within the school day and there is also the facility to loan instruments from Surrey Arts to enable children to practise their new skills at home.
Year 3 Enrichment
When children are in Year 3 they participate in a Tune Up programme, a chance to really master musical instruments, composing and performing. This is a weekly lesson for 10 weeks of each term with a specialist teacher from Surrey Arts that the school provides. Lessons begin this year at the end of September.
This is a weekly club that all can join from Year 2 upwards, we learn songs to perform to the school and local community. We run a school choir every year in preparation for Christmas events, but this year we will be running it throughout the autumn term so we can widen our repertoire and share more of the children’s talents. The weekly club will run on at lunchtime and the children will be told all about it next week.
We organise experts to come and share their music with the children in assemblies and in workshops linked to projects, last year we had Rock Bands and Drumming workshops that we all enjoyed.
If you know of any musical groups, or are part of any musical groups or play a musical instrument and would be willing to come and share this experience with the children, please let me know.
Our Music Leader this year is Miss Cherrington, with my support in the autumn term as she settles into Ash Grange. Please ask us If you have any music questions.