Stanford in the Vale Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis

Updated 22.04.16

Music at Stanford

If you have any queries or suggestions about music, contact Mrs Dharmasisiri

Music 2015-16

Events in School

September Singing at Harvest Festival
November Talented String Players
December Christmas Big Sing
DecemberChoir at The Grange
December KS2 Christmas Performance: "Straw & Order"
December KS1 Christmas Performance:
"An Out of this World Christmas"
December Carol Service
January Stanford's Got Talent
March Defence Academy Choir
April Our Guitarists

We are really fortunate to have some talented musicians at Stanford and on 21st April it was the turn of the guitarists to perform to us.
They are all at different stages of their learning and it was amazing to hear the range of ability, from those who have just begun to learn a few chords, to those who are playing exam standard pieces.

We heard Nursery Rhymes, film theme tunes and even a trio of girls who had written their own music and lyrics and performed it for us. Well done to all of you for a great performance.
If anyone else would like to learn to play the guitar, please contact Mrs Dharmasiri.

Drumming Demonstration:
Our drumming teacher Tim led a brilliant drumming demonstration on Thursday 28th January.

The children who already have drumming lessons showed us their skills, drumming different beats for a variety of styles of music, and the whole school joined in, clapping along to the rhythms. We have some really talented drummers in school, well done to you all.

If your child is interested in learning to play the drums, please get in touch with Mrs Dharmasiri.

BBC 'Ten Pieces'

Collective Worship
Each week, the children listen to a piece of music as they enter and leave Collective Worship. To encourage them to listen more carefully and learn a little bit about different styles of music from all over the world, some of the KS2 children will take over creating the power-points and present them in Singing Practice each week.

Take a look at what we have been listening to (click the pictures to see the presentation).

Music Clubs:
  • Choir - led by Mrs Turner, after school on a Thursday
  • School Band led by Mrs Dharmasiri over lunchtimes

Lessons Available in School:
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Drumming
  • Brass
The Oxfordshire County Music Service offer lessons on a range of instruments and ensembles. Follow this link to their website for more information and an online application.

Please contact us on 01865 816990 for more information or assistance.

Year 5 brass lessons