Music is valued and enjoyed by the whole school community at Stanmore Primary School. It forges important links between the home, school and the wider world. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. Music reflects the culture and society we live in and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world around them.
We believe music can bring 'sparkle' to a school and is an important way of expressing oneself and it can hugely influence the personal development of people. We provide all sorts of opportunities for all children to create, play perform and enjoy music.
Peripatetic teaching staff visit the school and pupils learn a variety of instruments; violin, piano, drums, flute and brass. The children regularly perform in school end of term church services or to an invited audience of parents in the school hall.
Grange Park Opera come into school each week to work with our Year 4 pupils who have great fun singing a variety of songs from traditional folk to classic songs from popular musicals.
Our younger pupils really enjoy the Hampshire Music Service 'Listen to Me' sessions where they sing a fabulous selection of songs each week.
We have live music in the school hall on several occasions throughout the year. Our last visit from from a Jazz Combo from Winchester College - great fun! Hampshire Music Service also provide regular live performances.
We have several thriving music clubs which meet after school; our school choir, the Stanmore Singers, our recorder club and our ukulele club.
Stanmore School is a vibrant, musical place to be!