Music

Music is at the heart of our school – it can be heard as the children first enter their classrooms in the mornings, played in assemblies and encouraged throughout the school community.  All children have a wonderful variety of musical opportunities, from our weekly whole school Singing Practice, to taking part in Class Assemblies.

In music lessons pupils are taught the skills of singing, playing, composing and performing to a variety of audiences. They are exposed to a range of styles of music including classical, modern and music from around the world. They are also encouraged to listen to and comment on the different styles of music.

The SPJS choir is a wonderful experience open to all.  They meet at lunchtimes and train hard towards many performances. They perform at our annual Christmas Carol Concert, held at Trinity Church, Sutton and also venture out into the community singing at Retirement Homes. They have many opportunities of performing in the Spring and Summer Terms also, including our Easter Show and annual Music Concert.

We are well resourced, with instruments ranging from xylophones to boom whackers and Djembe drums! There is a tradition of regular musical presentations at the school, whether it is a performance of individual musical items or a full scale musical! Clubs on offer include Fiddle Factory, Djembe drumming and a song writing club. The Year 6 end-of-year Production is always a wonderful musical experience, never to be forgotten!

All children receive lessons on learning a musical instrument. They learn to read music and perform in groups. We are committed to the provision of peripatetic instrumental teaching at Stanley Park Junior School. There are opportunities for children to study the guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion and brass with visiting tutors. All of these children are encouraged to play at our concerts.