We believe that every child should have access to quality music education and this year we have taken the bold step to ensure that every child at Wentworth, from EYFS through to year 6, will receive at least one term’s worth of music tuition from a specialist music teacher. This is in supplement to the music sessions our children already receive during their topic work and allows every child at Wentworth the opportunity to learn to play a range of instruments as they progress through the school.
Our visiting musician-in-residence is from the Red Rooster project based at Dartford Grammar School for Boys. Sessions are taking place in our dedicated music studio which gives children the opportunity to learn in a dedicated space as well as the chance to make as much noise as they need to!
Read on to find out what our spotlight year groups of year 2, 3 and 6 have been getting up to this term………
Year 2 – They’ve Got Rhythm!
Year 2 have been lucky enough to be the first year group to work with Alan, our musician-in-residence. They have been exploring rhythm, tempo and pulse through a range of body percussion games and activities.
Here the children are following and responding to notation. Children can clap notated rhythms and recognise how the pulse affects the speed of the rhythm.
Our favourite game is ‘don’t clap this one back’ – a fun game to help children hear and recognise notated rhythms.