Statement – Our Commitment to Music
Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue is a school deeply committed to the development of musical knowledge and fostering of talent among all pupils. In addition to high quality statutory music provision, the Academy runs a number of extra-curricular and additional activities to develop children’s enthusiasm, enjoyment and creativity within Music.
All children have access to singing opportunities; within daily lessons, during fortnightly hymn singing or in the weekly choir groups, which run openly for all children across KS1 and KS2. In addition, the Academy runs a weekly orchestra, guitar group and recorder club.
We have recently employed a Specialist Music Teacher to deliver high quality, fully interactive Music lessons for pupils in Years 3-6. Included in the curriculum, is the opportunity for all pupils to learn to play the ukulele and to take part in a samba band. Low-income families, including vulnerable and/or ‘looked after’ children, are able to learn to play a musical instrument, free of charge. This academic year, we have a large number of pupils learning to play a wide variety of instruments, drawing on the expertise of staff within school and from the North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub.
Our overarching aim is to increase the number of children learning at or above age related expectations in Music, relative to their age. We strive to ensure that music is an enjoyable and exciting subject for children to take part in, contributing to their social, moral and cultural development. Opportunities such as the BBC’s 10 Pieces Project, Sinfonia Viva, Taiko Drumming demonstrations and live performances within school have and continue to play a significant role in the delivery of music within our Academy.
Music is delivered as a fully inclusive discipline at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, enabling all children to develop a thirst for Music education. We welcome the opportunity to develop our practice so to further raise the outcomes in music across our Academy.