Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
We bring music alive at Redwood Park!
We have some very talented musicians at Redwood Park, both pupils and staff. We also have lots of people who are interested in music and enjoy both listening and playing.
Music is very important to us, we see music is a gift through which we can not only develop musical ability but also use it to support our pupils’ personal, social and emotional development and to develop their cultural awareness. Music is also a great way to connect with and help children in the development of their communication.
We use the music curriculum to explore a range of different musical styles using a selection of different instruments and everyone loves being part of a class rock band! Singing is also important to us as it can make us feel happy in ourselves. Rhythm is taught using a variety of instruments including samba drums and cajons as well as hand held instruments.
The music department has lots of busy clubs including a keyboard club where pupils can sit back and enjoy music as well as practice pieces they’ve learnt in class or even write their own songs!
We make good use of iPads which allows everyone to create really interesting performance pieces and also to make up their own music. Music technology will continue to be an important part of music lessons at Redwood Park.
For the majority of pupils our music sessions are planned as part of the themed based curriculum. The small group and individual sessions are tailored specifically to pupil need and their personalised programmes. Pupils can benefit in a range of ways by:
- becoming more self aware
- able to identify and express their feelings
- improve their emotional wellbeing
- improve concentration and attention
- increase self confidence, self esteem and motivation
- develop independence
- interact effectively with others
- enjoyment and relaxation