Every child at Newfield Park Primary School have many opportunities to explore and practise music in the curriculum. Every child will have multiple chances to learn a musical instrument as part of whole-class tuition throughout Key Stage 2, with further music lessons taught in Key Stage 1. We have a strong woodwind theme, but a range of other instruments are available for children to learn. Children participate in weekly singing assemblies and are able to join the school choir, whether in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. Paid in-school music lessons are also available through DPA (Dudley Performing Arts) for a range of instruments.
Further music lessons are taught using a range of resources, including Charanga, a website provided by the local authority. Charanga has wonderful guided music lessons that make teaching and learning music a breeze! We also seize every opportunity to take part in concerts, including Young Voices (the largest school choir concert in the world) and a host of community events. School has also hosted concerts and music shows for children to experience live music that they might not otherwise get the opportunity to do.
Year 3: Tin Whistle & Glockenspiel
Year 4: Recorder & Glockenspiel
Year 5: Flute (taught by DPA)
Year 6: Recorder & Glockenspiel
If you would like more information about DPA lessons, please speak to Mr Tilley or the office staff. The following instruments are available to learn:
At the beginning of 2020, Newfield Park saw the beginning of a lunch time Rock Band club. Children who play classical or traditional stringed, brass or woodwind instruments have plenty of opportunities to play as part of a group in orchestras and bands in Dudley, but those who learn more contemporary instruments such as guitar and drums don't have as many chances to play together. That's why we started the Newfield Rock Band! Children who play an appropriate instrument will be able to spend half a term as part of a band on Thursday lunch times. Please speak to Mr Tilley for more information.