Great Open Door is able to offer a free after school singing club in your school.
The Singing Club will explore the theme of how to shine inside and out. We will sing a range of genres of music, including current popular music and Christian songs. The songs chosen will have a strong message of having a positive self-image and how to shine in our communities. Some of these songs will focus around British values, such as tolerance and mutual respect. While most of the club will be focused on singing, we will read through the words we are singing and discuss what that looks like in our lives.
The Singing Club will complement the music curriculum in your school as it will focus on the three aspects of music making: listening, rehearsing and performing. Henley’s review of Music Education in England (DfE, 2011) recommended “beyond the classroom, children should have the opportunity to take part in vocal and instrumental ensembles” as well as stressing the importance of singing in school life. The Singing Club would provide extra opportunities for the children to sing and perform, as well as helping them use key musical terminology in context.
The after school club would run for 45-60 minutes, once a week for a half term, on a day to be agreed with the school. We feel the group would be best for children in Years 3-6 and would offer up to 20 places on a first come first served basis. We ask that there is a teacher in close vicinity in case any issues arise and to oversee the collection of the children at the end of the session.
At the end of the term, the children will perform the songs they have learnt to parents and if possible to the rest of the school. There may also be an opportunity for them to perform in a Great Open Door assembly. The Singing Club will be led by Emily Tucker, Lead Schools Worker for Great Open Door, who has BA QTS (with hons) in Primary Teaching with History and experience working for a local children’s choir.