Music at Fordbridge
Music is an essential component of a broad and balanced curriculum. It is a subject which makes a distinctive contribution to the school curriculum as it develops pupil’s confidence and skills outside of the core subjects.
The music curriculum is exciting and diverse, covering a wide range of skills with opportunities for children to show case what they have learnt through performances both inside and outside of school. Through their engaging lessons, children have the opportunity to use and become confident with different instruments and musical technology to ensure meaningful and enjoyable lessons. Children have opportunities to read and write music, play a variety instruments, learn of different composers throughout history and more throughout their time at Fordbridge.
We aspire to allow children to enjoy music and feel confident creating and performing to their peers and community. To achieve this, we have a range of opportunities for children to showcase their skills whether it be through their love of singing in Fordbridge Voices or joining in during our assemblies. It is important to us that our children develop the conviction and determination which is needed to display what they have worked hard for and for us to celebrate in these with them.
We enlist the help and support of the Solihull Music Service for some of our lessons, which enables us to ensure high quality, in-depth teaching from skilled music teachers. For other lessons, we use the Kapow scheme, to deliver engaging and progressive curriculum for our students.
We pride ourselves with the range of musical opportunities children have on offer at our school. Children have the opportunity to join our weekly choir club as well as our Dramatic Diva's University where children can perform, songs and dances within the school and the local community. Singing is at the core of these sessions which all children have the opportunity to join throughout the year.
Community Performance Dates 2023/2024:
6.12.23 - Father Hudson Nursing Home
13.12.23 - Heartlands Hospital
24.1.22 - Young Voices
Progression within Music
Some Instruments created by students across the school!