Music at Whitstone
Providing instrument tuition is a popular way in which we enrich our curriculum, whether it's part of our standard curriculum or as an extra-curricular activity. Children who play instruments perform twice a year as part of our whole school productions at Christmas and in the Summer.
If your child would like to learn to play an instrument, please get in touch with the school office. We currently have children learning to play the guitar and keyboard through a peripatetic music teacher who works within school.
The age at which children are able to start to learn depends upon the instrument and the developmental stage of the child. As a rough guide, most of our music teaching begins around Y3. We actively encourage our children to get involved with music in some way throughout the school.
All children in the school receive curriculum music teaching through our Fabulous Friday curriculum workshops on a termly rota and also through our half termly topics depending on the focus. Our Year 2 and Year 3 children will learn to play the recorder as part of their music curriculum.
We are a singing school and all children in the school get to perform 4 times throughout the academic year in our Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Summer productions/services in various community spaces. We sing as a whole school each day in assembly and classes perform their own class songs throughout the year.
We are very proud of the quality of singing that has developed within our pupils over the last few years. Our school choir rehearse each week in school and often perform on their own during our community services. Our choir also enter the annual 'Songfest' event where they get to perform at Launceston Town Hall.
Today our school choir joined 40 other local schools from North Cornwall virtually on YouTube for Songfest 2021! It was a wonderful concert and the choir sung their hearts out in our school hall. The choir designed their own Songfest t-shirts to wear for the concert.
Well done choir, you sang beautifully and made us very proud!