Statement of intent
‘The arts have become an inseparable part of our human journey…we depend on the arts to carry us forward to fulfil our very humanity…practicing the arts is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s minds and spirits…’ – National Standards for Arts Education
At Sholing, we aim to develop a life-long love of music by engaging in high quality musical experiences which inspire reflective and emotional responses. We provide fully inclusive opportunities for children to fall in love with music and to develop technical skills through the early introduction of musical instruments, which are taught by music specialist teachers from Southampton Music Hub. Children become secure with using musical terminology to describe and evaluate performances and develop their own individual ‘taste’ in music. Whilst music is universally enjoyed by all through our engaging and exciting singing assemblies, we aim to recognise and explore musical talent and develop musical excellence across the school by providing opportunities to explore performing as a soloist as well as in choral and orchestrated settings. At Sholing Junior School, our children take centre stage and perform with increasing confidence and a passion for music.
National Curriculum Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
The Con Brio Award 2019
Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded the Con Brio Award by Southampton Music Services:
Baritone Adagio Evie
Baritone Adagio Jasmin
Clarinet Adagio Isabel
Clarinet Adagio Malina
Flute Adagio Olivia Fr
Flute Adagio Olivia Fl
Flute Adagio Esme
Flute Adagio Annika
Tenor Horn Adagio Michael
Trombone Adagio Matthew
Violin Adagio Issac
Violin Adagio Heidi
Cornet Adante Hannah
Cornet Adante Amelia
Clarinet Largo Harry
Clarinet Largo Alex
Clarinet Largo Aaron
Clarinet Largo Khaliya
Flute Largo Lila-Grace
Flute Largo Eleanor
Tenor Horn Largo Emily
Trombone Largo Nathan
Trombone Largo Jack
Trumpet Largo Jayson
Trumpet Largo Coleby
Violin Largo Hugo
Violin Largo Harry M
Violin Largo Harvie
Violin Largo Olivia
Violin Largo Summer
Violin Largo Josh
Violin Largo Chloe
This is an outstanding achievement to have so many musicians receive awards!
The school choir performed in a joint concert with Jubilee Brass Community Band. The choir sang four songs and were able to perform a song jointly with Jubilee Brass
Music is certainly alive and well at Sholing Junior School!
Over 1/3 of our children play a musical instrument and all children in Year 3 receive free instrumental lessons for a whole year.
We love singing and our weekly singing assemblies are very popular with all of our children. We are very lucky to have a specialist vocal coach who teaches our school choir every Monday.
We put on two major productions each year and in the summer term will be performing Oliver.
Every term there are concerts that give our musical children the opportunity to demonstrate how much progress they have made.
Please see the latest photographs that show our most recent musical event that featured a joint concert with Mr Parnell's 'Jubilee Brass Band' and our own school choir. It was well supported and was a great opportunity for our children to hear a really loud band!