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The provision and access the children have to music is outstanding, with our well equipped music studio and teaching resources.

  • Reception to year 6 have a weekly music lesson lead by a music specialist, following the Music Model Curriculum 2021.
  • Lessons encompass the four areas of study: singing, listening, composing and performing.


At Woodside we give the children many opportunities to take part in performances. 

  • Class and singing assemblies
  • Seasonal celebrations including: Harvest festivals, Christmas performances, International Week, patriotic events etc.
  • Opportunities for the school choirs and steel pan group to perform in local music festivals and events.
  • KS1 / KS2 Choir club.
  • Weekly music group sessions for SEND children.


Wider Opportunities at Woodside

  • Opportunities to perform through projects organised by The Royal Opera House / Royal Ballet.
  • One to one instrument lessons are available to all age groups which are provided by Thurrock Music Services - contact office for more information.
  • Year 3 steel pan lessons run throughout the year culminating in a final showcase to parents. When children have learnt to play steel pan they can join Woodside Steel, our performing group which is often in demand at Windrush day and other celebrations.  
  • Gamelan workshops  (Indonesian percussion, often performed with shadow puppets)

Music Policy

Music Intent Implementation and Impact