Hello. I’m Mrs Mason and I have the pleasure of leading Music at Wargrave.
I have always had a love for music and it has played a part in my life for as long as I can remember. Although I would certainly not describe myself as a talented musician, I grew up in a musical household and love inspiring others to be passionate about music.
Over the past few years, I have been delighted to have had the opportunity to teach music to all year groups. This has given me great insight into how to plan for and develop progression in music to meet the needs of our school.
At Wargrave, we aim to provide a music curriculum which allows prior knowledge to be built on and which enables the children to have a varied and deep understanding of a variety of genres of music. Our scheme of work is in line with the Model Music Curriculum and ensures coverage of singing, listening, understanding music, playing, composing, improvising and performing right from the very Early Years through to Year 6. All children have access to musical instruments – untuned percussion and glockenspiels are played across the school. Currently, the children in Year 4 are all learning to play the flute and in Year 5 they are all learning to play the recorder. We also offer small group lessons for KS2 to learn to play brass and woodwind instruments through St Helens Music Service. Throughout the year, there are also opportunities for children to take part in our school choir with performances in school and the wider community.
At Wargrave, our vision is for our pupils to receive high quality music education which engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians through music lessons and enriching experiences.