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03/02/23

A Victorian playtime with activities including skipping, hopscotch, chalk, marbles and clap songs https://t.co/QPqw3Rr80L

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03/02/23

Today Year 5 experienced what life was like for Victorian children at school! They learned the 3 R’s, took part in a Victorian drill lesson, the girls learned sewing and the boys technical drawing. We had an amazing day! https://t.co/6rNdNGG7Vq

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30/01/23

Retweeted From Jane Considine

“They realised help is better than harm.” Just stunning! ✨📝☺️📝✨📝✨📝☺️📝 https://t.co/6CftxXomMb

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30/01/23

Hedraclash, a poem by Sam in year 5, inspired by The Malfeasance. we hope you like it! https://t.co/BQbNh9VBB9

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26/01/23

Well done to Y6 on a fantastic and informative Proud showcase this morning! https://t.co/dqS1Vm7TxR

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25/01/23

Well done to this week’s hot chocolate with the head children! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/GfpCq154Cb

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23/01/23

Looking forward to singing along with our parents later. https://t.co/zqqnUr7HJR

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23/01/23

Enjoying our rehearsal and looking forward to the performance later with https://t.co/vy2giACObA

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23/01/23

Arrived safely ready to sing our hearts out! https://t.co/rPthUy0YWE

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20/01/23

Year 3 enjoyed an excellent and informative science workshop about the different types of rock from a geologist! https://t.co/00CYdFBwGE

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20/01/23

An excellent portrait of Queen Victoria! https://t.co/58ErY7heMD

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20/01/23

Year 5 had an arty afternoon learning about William Morris and the block printing technique. We went outside and used nature to help inspire our own patterns https://t.co/t0ND53CB7Z

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16/12/22

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Thank you to the lovely Year 5 students (and staff) from St Francis' Catholic Primary School & for coming to watch our 'Merry Mince Pies' performance this morning. We had so much fun having you here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Wxs6iMBAbt

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16/12/22

A great night of Christmas music making and singing was enjoyed by all at our Christmas Carol Evening last night. https://t.co/tFPzMzFn6Q

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14/12/22

Choir, Orchestra and mini-singers enjoyed entertaining their Grandparents at the Grandparents' Tea Party held this afternoon. All of the children performed brilliantly. https://t.co/KSWvd18t1R

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09/12/22

Amazing to have so many parents, carers and families of our children in school for our sharing afternoon today. https://t.co/MpMf3Wtjfq

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09/12/22

Year six have had a wonderful immersive day doing all things World War 2. They have enjoyed taste testing biscuits and writing postcards home as evacuees. https://t.co/51zW8WMQqe

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08/12/22

An amazing Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all yesterday. Thank you to Ange and the rest of the catering team. https://t.co/ggOTdjs4Mp

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02/12/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who have gone 'Over and Above' this week and enjoyed Hot Chocolate with the Head.#aimhigh https://t.co/FirQvRVBiN

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.

Documents

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Music Curriculum including progression o... 15th Sep 2022 Download
Aiming to be Inclusive Music 31st Mar 2022 Download