At Ashley, we have a varied and exciting programme of Music running through the school. Alongside music lessons in class, the children perform in a variety of productions throughout the year. We also use music to sing as a whole school for key points of the Church calendar; Easter, Harvest, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Music is an essential tool for bringing people together and having fun. Read on to find out what fun we have at Ashley through our Music Curriculum.
Ashley school is excited to be starting a new 'after school' Pop/Rock band sessions for all KS2 musicians after half term. Open to students of all levels, 40min sessions will be running every Friday at the cost of £8ea.
'Jamming Together' offers children the chance to learn today's popular songs and perform publicly every term.
For start dates and more information please contact Jamming Together: email@example.com or call 07421367140
Every week the school comes together for singing assembly on a Wednesday. This year the children have been working on their choral singing and singing in rounds and in parts. Harmony has also been incorporated into our choral singing and the sound is fantastic! Ashley School have already performed to the Grandparents for our Harvest Festival. This year our Harvest message was abundance and sharing with others.
Ashley School sang a fantastic rendition of: "Cauliflowers Fluffy;" "We Plough the Fields and Scatter;" and " Lord of the Harvest."
Throughout the year, each class performs their own assembly based on their learning enquiry. The school are treated to a rendition of a song with some clever word changes to suit the theme of the assembly.
Learning and Playing Music Together
Children in Year 4 are very fortunate to be taking part in Surrey Arts ‘Tuning Up Programme’. They have the opportunity to learn to play either the clarinet or trumpet at a highly reduced cost. Over the year, they learn how to read music, play a variety of melodies and compose their own music. Their progress and talent is shared with the school and their families in performances throughout the year. The children all love these sessions and some continue their learning for years to come.
Each year the children perform in a Christmas production. In 2015 Reception performed in their first school play which was tTe Nativity. The children sang beautifully and they enjoyed their first stage experience.
The Infants acted in the play "The Landlord's Cat." The cat was taken in by Mary and Joseph and he knew that something special was going to happen. With a flood of new animals arriving at the stable, the curious cat takes a look to discover the birth or Christ.
"Straw and Order" was the play for the Juniors this year. A grumpy judge has to decide who should have residential rights over a stable. The donkeys think it is theirs - the cows think it's theirs... and it's a right mess! But with the arrival of the Baby Jesus, the judge's bad temper melts away. He declares that the cows and donkeys have to share their stable alongside Baby Jesus.
At the end of each year, Year 6 have their final leavers production. This is a true highlight for the end of the year for parents, teachers and the school a like. Since last year, the teachers and children in Year 6 have written their own script for a play that reflects their learning from Chamonix. Out in Chamonix the children learn about the world and how we can protect it for future generations. This year, the production promises to be a hilarious. With an ode to Back to the Future, Marty and Martin alongside Doc and his glamorous assistant, travel back in time learning ways of keeping the Earth protected and using what we have.