In music, all children are given the opportunity to play rhythm and pitched instruments, use their voices and listen to many different styles of music, both within allocated music sessions, and as part of the wider curriculum. Our purpose built music room provides a quality learning environment for both curriculum music lessons and a variety of instruments. During Year’s 3 and 4 children participate in the Listen to Me project, run by Hampshire Music Specialists. During these two years they have beginner tuition on six different instruments ranging from clarinet to keyboard, from samba drums to Ukulele.
Peripatetic instrumental music tuition is arranged with Hampshire Music Service and there is a cost for this arrangement. The application process for peripatetic lessons begins in April and places for the following September are confirmed in July – we currently offer these lessons to children from Year 3 onwards on Piano or Guitar. Alongside this we offer music lessons with Rocksteady Music School. Both options of instrumental lessons happen at Uplands school, during the school day within our music room. Children who learn an instrument, either through school or beyond school, are invited once a term to perform to the school and parents in a performance assembly. This celebration assembly is an important opportunity to nurture the interests and growing talents of our young musicians.
We actively support community groups and performances, liaising with their leaders to provide greater opportunities for our pupils whether this be a County Vocal Festival or carol singing in the community. There are many opportunities during the children’s school years to take part in school productions, shows, concerts and extra-curricular musical clubs.