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14/02/20

Retweeted From Kelly

Starting our teacher training with Mrs Skipper’s motivational music!! What talented staff we have https://t.co/l3yD697Ktn

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12/02/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

We are all very excited in year 1. liked our role play in 1N and now 1KM have a personal message. https://t.co/zE9nbRjCfo

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03/02/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive collaboration across the 4 Chalklands schools this evening. Discussing effective inclusion and differentiation. https://t.co/fXWUD5iuGz

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

After a quick exit from the O2 choir are expected back to school at 10.15pm

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23/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A lot of buzz around this fantastic opportunity to teach at one of these schools in - Please get in touch to find out if this could be your next career move! https://t.co/SHzmcxNYOc

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Tips to spotting us with 8000 other children! Look at the stage, back right hand corner look up, above the lit up O2 banners. We are a long thin group, year 3 at the front, year 6 at the back. Red Whyteleafe school sign. https://t.co/pQGfZnCZ90

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23/01/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Rehearsals are going well, we are all in good voice https://t.co/cVRo57ruiD

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17/01/20

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Perfect forest school hands.... https://t.co/iuD2HJNlHL

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10/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Various teaching and leadership positions available - please get in contact for an informal discussion about opportunities. https://t.co/dYRkpeXx0Z

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04/01/20

Retweeted From John Williams

An amazing opportunity to come and work in one of these schools Feel free to dm me for an informal chat about potential roles. https://t.co/FYdoeM7t9H

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17/12/19

Retweeted From John Williams

Such a great atmosphere across the school - every working so hard to get the very best for the children. https://t.co/jz8QL2aLMz

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13/12/19

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We had an enjoyable last bee club sampling different honey from different areas. 12 votes for our own and 12 for honey 👍 and a few votes for the others too.

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13/12/19

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

We all love hotdogs on the fire as an end of term treat. https://t.co/6qnikWPraj

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13/12/19

Retweeted From John Williams

Have witnessed some incredible performances across 4 in this last week from 3 yr olds to 18 yr olds as a proud headteacher and a proud dad. Incredibly talented pupils and dedicated staff at and 🎭

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Well done and thank you to the team for hosting our first maths lesson study of the year. Watching teaching, collaboration, professional discussions and dialogue - it’s the way to learn and develop practice https://t.co/xmWuqidiqQ

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School Maths

Thank you to Miss Cook & 6C for welcoming so many adults into your classroom for a maths lesson today. We all learnt so much and had rich discussions about the representations and vocabulary used. https://t.co/twf70UXw58

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26/11/19

Retweeted From Sam Stewart

Great morning at for the maths lesson study. An excellent insight into how maths mastery looks in the classroom, following a number of years of embedding the practice across the school.

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05/11/19

Retweeted From Whyteleafe School PE

Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for their success rally today! All four teams won their races and we also had 2 individual winners, a second place and two 3rd places! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥈🥉🥉 A thank you to the Poppys who turned up to help as hares! 🐇 🐇

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30/10/19

Retweeted From Department for Education

, the deadline to apply for a secondary school place for your child in 2020 is tomorrow 🏫📚👇 https://t.co/cfAaaYARsM https://t.co/UNbzItBCRL

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27/10/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Great end to a busy half term - Reception had saturated their environment in their focus number - Boy did those children understand 4 in every sense. https://t.co/XaDqzuUQcq

Music

 

At Whyteleafe, we believe that music making is a powerful and personal experience that can support children’s development academically, socially and emotionally. 

Highly effective music lessons take place across the school and are taught by a music specialist.  Throughout their time with us, a Whyteleafe child will experience learning the toot, the ukulele and a year of learning the clarinet.  Each child is provided with their own musical instrument to take home to deepen their learning. Through a rigorous teaching process, not only are children challenged but talents are identified and opportunities to perform beyond the classroom are encouraged. A love and appreciation of music is instilled in our children, many of whom come back to perform with us once they have moved on to Secondary School. 

Music at Whyteleafe gives pupils the opportunity to experience a wide range of musical styles and instruments.  Musical learning is about thinking and acting as a musician as well as having opportunities to perform, compose, appraise and enjoy music making.  All children will have the opportunity to experience whole class ensemble tuition which builds on their musical education, knowledge and experiences.  It also provides firm foundations for future musical learning and opportunities for oracy. Music is sometimes used as a vehicle to support learning in other areas of the curriculum such as science and maths and also as part of geography and history topics.  The music curriculum includes singing, playing a range of instruments, listening to music that has been produced by themselves or others and learning to compose and improvise.

Assessment of musical learning is rooted in the musical activity that the child has undertaken. Five key areas of assessment are singing, playing, improvising, composing and listening. Throughout all lessons, musical learning is assessed by observing children making and responding to music. The assessment process enables teachers to establish pupils’ progression over time in terms of both breadth and depth of musicality. There are also opportunities for children to assess themselves and their peers. This process ensures that outcomes continue to be exceptional at Whyteleafe.

As well as the music curriculum, we offer several music clubs.  Children have the opportunity to be part of mini-singers, choir, orchestra, recorder club, toot club and ukulele club.  These groups perform at several events and concerts throughout the year including Dorking Halls and the O2 Arena.

The school can offer individual and small group instrument lessons delivered by peripatetic teachers from Surrey Arts.  Lessons are currently available on clarinet, saxophone, violin and guitar.

By the end of Year 6, all of our children will have experienced playing a range of musical instruments and will have had the opportunity to perform to a variety of audiences.  They will have been exposed to music from different cultures, genres and periods of history. We aim for all of our pupils to leave us with a deep knowledge of musical terms and for them to be able to talk confidently about the importance of music within society.

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Music Curriculum 14th Mar 2018 Download