Harvest Festival 2018

KS2 Music Assembly

Each year we hold a music assembly to give those children that have music lessons a chance to perform.  Children from KS2 have the opportunity to learn a woodwind instrument, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet or violin.  During Year 3 all children learn to play a recorder in music lessons.  Ukulele whole class lessons are introduced in Year 4.

Outdoor Music Festival 2018

We finish the school year with an outdoor Music Festival held on the field in front of the Music Lodge.  Every child in the school gets to take part.



Grove Wood has three choirs, Year 2, Year 3 &4 and Years 5 & 6, these take part in a wide variety of performances throughout the year.

Junior Music Festival 2018

Children from the Years 5 and 6 choir took part in the annual Junior Music Festival at The Cliffs Pavilion last week.  Over sixty schools took part over five days singing a variety of songs around the theme of 'Children are the Future'.  The choir performed brilliantly and Adam made an excellent announcer.


Rock Band Club 2018

 Christmas at Grove Wood

 Year groups take part in musical productions or performances each Christmas. 

The Choir at Christmas 2017

The KS2 choirs have had a busy few day performing at different events.  
On Thursday last week Grove Wood Choir had the honour of opening the Rayleigh Lights event in the High Street.  We braved the cold again on Friday when the Years 3 and 4 choir joined Years 5 and 6 to get everyone in the festive mood at the Christmas Fair.  Monday saw our annual trip to Rayleigh Library where some member of the Year 5 and 6 choir entertained parents and grandparents.  The new purple Father Christmas hats have definitely helped us get into the Christmas spirit!


Drama Club Trip……On Wednesday 3rd May, 20 members of the school drama club took the opportunity to experience the magic of a  West End Show when they took a trip to see Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in London. The children had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to see what is truly possible on stage. Each of them came away with their own highlight and from the teachers perspective it was fantastic to watch the children’s reaction to the performance, hopefully this may ignite in them an even greater desire to be involved in performances in the future. Our thanks go to Mr Pascoe for organising the trip.



Year 5 Choir at The Big Gospel Project

Some of the choir from Year 5 took part in a very exciting project at the Fitzwimarc School last week. They joined several other primary schools in Rayleigh to take part in a workshop run by The London Community Gospel Choir. They spent the day singing and dancing along to traditional and modern gospel songs. The day culminated in an evening at the Palace Theatre in Southend where they joined in with the Gospel choir and performed to their parents. The whole day was a really unique experience- Darcy, from the Year 5 choir said that it was a moment she will always remember- her friends all agreed with her.





Young Voices at the O2

On Friday 20th January 2017, 37 members of the choir spent the day at the O2 Arena in London performing in the Young Voices concert.  The members of Years 5 and 6 joined many other schools from the area to make a choir of around 7000 children.  They spent the day singing, dancing and just enjoying part of such a massive musical event.  The choir performed a variety of songs including a Rock Medley, a song with sign language and even a song that was accompanied by beat boxers which had no instruments other than the human voice! Everyone who went, including the staff, had a fantastic day. 

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