Nurturing Individuality & Progress
The music sessions at Westfield school engage children in high quality ensemble sessions that challenge, develop and progress musical, social and personal skills for life.
Music sessions at Westfield school are broken down into 6 key areas, these include:
Every two weeks we change the musical differences and use a variety of instruments to enable the children to listen, respond and feel the differences.
• Allegro and Lento - Fast & Slow
• Pitch - High and Low
• Dynamics - Loud (forte) & Quiet (piano)
• Crescendo and Decrescendo - Increasing and decreasing sound
• Major & Minor - Happy and Sad music
• Rhythm vs Beat
The children are always excited, eager to learn and fully engage with music sessions. It’s wonderful to see the progress they have made and their determination to participate as a group and independently. The children are so very supportive of their peers and always show such empathy by cheering, using encouraging words or clapping during performances. Music sessions are always adapted to support individual needs and promote social and communicative interactions. As the children have become more familiar with music sessions and activities their achievements, participation and development of new musical skills and learning has been outstanding.