Our school has whole class instrumental teaching (W.C.I.T.). This is delivered by Mr. Lord from Oldham Music Service every Monday afternoon. Mr Lord is an experienced violin player who has performed at the highest level. He works with Years 3, 4 and 5, dedicating one full term to each year group.
This therefore allows the children to follow a progressive path across KS2, enabling them to experience how to play a string instrument both on their own and as part of an ensemble from an early age in their education. They also learn skills related to the National Curriculum to enhance their experience.
They have the opportunity to use their skills in performances in assemblies once a term and also at the Bridgewater Hall alongside the world famous Halle Orchestra.
In addition to this, selected children from Year 5 participate in a strings club on a Thursday afternoon to foster their love for music.