Music is incredibly important at Booth Wood.
Music is used to calm and relax, to appreciate, to respect one another, to bring people together but most importantly to learn, enjoy and have fun with. Every day, every single child encounters music. Whether it’s singing a counting song in maths, listening to calming music whilst making art, singing as a whole school or learning how to play a musical instrument- music brings our school to life.
Charanga Music Scheme
Our school uses an interactive Charanga Music School scheme of work as the basis for its curriculum planning. While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills and knowledge in each teaching unit, the progression planned into the Charanga scheme of work means that the children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school.
Our 'units of work' are divided into 6 steps, which are delivered over a half term. The activities cover the musical dimensions, (formerly elements - pulse, rhythm, pitch,etc) through singing and playing instruments, listening and creating music - all intrinsically linked through a central song or piece.
Year 4 - Guitar Lessons
This year we have provided free guitar lessons for every Year 4 child! Each child has their own guitar to use and they have lessons every Thursday.
At Christmas time, our Christmas Choir ventures into Loughborough’s Carillion shopping centre and serenades the general public with traditional and modern songs. This is to raise money for the all important ‘Rainbows Children’s Hospice’.
Additionally, our KS1 children always put on a fantastic Nativity performance every year!
Each week we have a few professional musicians that come to our school to give children 1-1 music tuition. If you are interested in your child having 1-1 music tuition then please ask for more details at the school office.