Grove Wood Primary School

Grove Wood Primary School

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Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA

01268 743445



Vision Statement for Music

At Grove Wood Primary School we recognise that music is an expressive art through which children can communicate and share sounds regardless of age, gender, race or class. It is a vehicle for personal and communal expression through performing and composing.  We see music as a fundamental, life enhancing experience and a way of engaging with the wider community.

The Music Curriculum

Music is taught throughout the school using predominantly the Charanga Music Scheme.  In Key Stage 2 all children are given basic tuition in how to play the recorder and ukulele.  During Music lessons children have the opportunity to listen to music, perform and compose using both instruments and music technology. 


Each year every child will take part in at least one Year Group Production or concert.

Extra-Curricular Music

At Grove Wood we believe that children should have the opportunity to expand their musical knowledge and interest beyond the classroom.  We offer a range of clubs and events including

  • KS1 Choir
  • Year 3 & 4 Choir
  • Year 5 & 6 Choir
  • A wide range of events such as Young Voices and Local Music Festivals for choirs to perform at.
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Club

In KS2 children are also given the chance to learn an instrument with a specialist teacher.  These lessons include:

  • Singing
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Violin
  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Drums

Each lesson is 15 mins and there are 10 lessons each term. The current cost of these lessons is £79 (Sept '21). There is a substantial discount for children receiving Free School Meals. Please email if your child is interested. Some instruments do have a waiting list. 

Please see our outlined music subject curriculum for the 2019/2020 school year.

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