The benefits of music on heart, soul and mind are well known, it is an aid to mental wellbeing and proven to help with memory, focus and cognitive functions.
Armed with this knowledge and a love for music at the heart of our school, the SRH Music Ark provides a beautiful and dedicated physical space for all our children across the entire school.
Children from Nursery up to Year 6 will access the music curriculum, individual instrumental music tuition, extra-curricular music activities and lunchtime wellbeing music clubs. With a special emphasis on inclusivity everyone will feel welcome to enjoy, participate and create music at any level.
Apart from our wonderful Class Teachers delivering curricular music, we are fortunate to have an incredible team of visiting musicians to inspire and provide tuition to our pupils, funding for which is part-provided by the Sing Praise, GeeWizz and Phoenix Singers charities.
Throughout the year each class receives music lessons with Catherine Johnson, who also leads weekly Singing Assemblies, enthusing children with her expertise and love of music.
We also have several professional peripatetic instrument teachers providing group and individual tuition. Violinists are taught by Cal Fell, Andy Bold provides Drumming tuition, Megan Peel leads our famous Firebirds singers, all Year 3 pupils receive Clarinet tuition from Martin Kershaw via County Music Service, who also provide Guitar tuition under Kevin Butcher.
In addition, this year saw the school participate in The Big Sing and A Celebration of Schools’ Music at Snape, Young Voices at The O2 Arena in London, Carol Singing on Framlingham’s Market Hill, singing workshops with Group A, Bassistry Arts Drum & Bass workshops kindly funded by the Friends Association.
SRH Music Pod - take a look at our launch day leaflet from June 2022
Our Key Stage 2 pupils compete annually in our House Singing competition.
Music Website links:
See our Music Posts on the Blog.