Music is a thriving subject at Roundwood, both in the classroom work and through the many and varied extra-curricular activities available to your child.
We want all our children to develop an understanding of music through performing, composing and listening. We promote cultural and ethnic awareness through our diverse range of musical instruments, which includes a full set of steel pans and cellos. Your child will be taught by our music specialists and will learn about specific elements of music such as duration, dynamics and tempo. In our purpose built music suite, pupils are encouraged to compose and record their music to share with others. Your child will also listen to different styles of music and compare the mood and structure. This enables the pupils to develop self confidence and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges. Children are encouraged to support the community by sharing their music in the local and national arena.
When the children reach KS2 they have the opportunity to learn to play the cello and steel pans.
Extra-curricular activities include recorder club, percussion, orchestra and choir. Pupils also have the opportunity to learn to play a brass, woodwind, stringed or percussion instrument .
‘Parents and pupils appreciate the tremendous number of clubs and special events such as outstanding musical productions and the popular Steel Pan Bands.’ (Ofsted 2006)
‘Outstanding specialist teaching in music for all pupils.’ (Ofsted 2006)