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Taking in part in a musical activity, in one form or another, is a key ingredient to the Wilby School day and a core element in the rich curriculum we provide.
Music is taught as a whole class subject in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements. As part of this all pupils in Year 2 and 3 learn to play recorder and pupils in Y4, 5 and 6 are taught to play brass instruments through the Suffolk County Council Wider Opps Music scheme.
Singing forms a core part of our daily collective worship and we have weekly singing/choir practice for all pupils from Reception Year upwards
In addition to this, peripatetic music teachers provide individual tuition for pupils on, cello, flute and clarinet. Pupils who learn a musical instrument out of school are also encouraged to share their talents with an audience whenever possible (concerts, assemblies, musical celebration events). Pupils reach a high level of playing in all instrument and each year many enter for graded exams which are free through Suffolk County Council.
In the Autumn term YR and Y1 perform a Christmas musical and in the Summer Term our Y2-Y6 do a musical production which all pupils are able to take part in. In addition to, this we host an afternoon of Christmas Music featuring our brass groups, choirs and numerous opportunities to sing along!
In the summer term, we celebrate the musical achievements of our pupils at our annual Music for a Summer's Evening. This very popular event provides an opportunity for our pupils to perform alongside past pupils and invited professional performers.
Pupils also have many opportunities to perform in different venues, not least of all on the stage at the Snape Maltings Concert hall in Aldeburgh. Our brass groups and choir also sing at a local nursing home and Dementia unit and perform at least once annually in a local store to raise money for the East Anglian Children's Hospice. We believe that events such as our music evenings organised to raise money for charity (including most recently a concert to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity (over £500 raised) and a 'Sing your heart out event' for the Royal Voluntary Service(over £400 raised)) are essential parts of our pupils education here at Wilby school.