Music is highly valued at Worplesdon and children are taught from Reception through to year 6 using the Kodaly Singing method. This uses singing games and rhymes to teach all the elements of music in a joyful and holistic way. The children leave Worplesdon with a very high level of musicianship and knowledge.
Children are actively encouraged to start an instrument and join the choir and to explore the many opportunities for performance that occur throughout the school year.
The School is also a training hub for music, and teachers from all over Surrey regularly come to observe and learn about this approach.
Please contact Mrs. Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the musical life of our school.
If you would like your child to start an instrument this term please contact the instrumental teachers directly.
The school has instruments to loan at £20 a year so you don’t need to buy until your child is sure of their instrument. Please come and talk to Mrs. Spencer if you have any further questions.
|Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium)||Mrs. Ridgwayemail@example.com|
|Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)||Mrs. Ravenhill (nee Ducker)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Piano/Keyboards, Drums or Guitars||Rock and Pop Foundationemail@example.com|
Orchestra and String Groups
Children who have started an orchestral instrument are encouraged to join the school orchestra which rehearses every Thursday from 12.30pm - 1pm Please contact Mrs. Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like your child to try-out for this.
String Groups run for beginners (Mini Mozarts) with their Twinkle License on Fridays 12.30pm - 1pm and for advanced players (Super Strings- Grade one and above) on Wednesday lunch times 12.30pm - 1pm.
Our choirs have between thirty and forty children in each and rehearse each week at the following times:
- KS1 choir is on Mondays at 12.30pm;
- KS2 choir is on Tuesdays 12.30pm-1pm.
All the choirs are run by Mrs. Spencer, are free, and are open to everyone.
This will run every Tuesday from 3.15pm - 4pm with a cost of £5 for the year.
Children must supply their own recorder.
If you would like your child to start learning the recorder please contact the Office (email@example.com) .
Children who have already started taking exams in their instruments (or will be in the near future) are invited to begin theory classes at Worplesdon. We are offering this because once children reach Grade 5 on their instrument they are not permitted by the examination board to take Grade 6 unless they have their Grade 5 theory exam.
Our aim is for children to be at around Grade 1 or 2 standard in their theory by the time they leave Worplesdon.
Mrs. Ravenhill (our wonderful woodwind Teacher) will be offering a Theory class before school on Fridays. It will run every week from 8am - 8.40am and will cost £20 a term. Classes will be held in Miss. Dunne’s Classroom (Starlings) and children will need to come with a sharp pencil, rubber, ruler and they will need to purchase the theory workbook which is called Practice in Music Theory Grade 1 by Josephine Koh. This is available from Amazon for £5.75.
Students will be given a small amount of homework each week to practice the skills learnt in their lessons. If there are any parents who would also like to learn music theory and would be willing to help as well they would be most welcome to come.
Please contact Mrs. Ravenhill for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Clubs and Activities page for a weekly view of music clubs offered.