The West Spring Primary School Music Curriculum aims to support the holistic development of our students’ music education through PLAY (Purposeful Learning Activities for the Young) and music appreciation. Learning music helps to enrich students’ social, cultural and historical awareness. Students also develop critical thinking skills and aesthetic sensitivity through music appreciation and various activities learned in music lessons. The diagram below summarises the main objectives of the music curriculum.
Infusing PLAY in Music Lessons
Infusing PLAY in music is a key approach in West Spring Primary School’s curriculum. During music lessons, students are encouraged to show their creativity and work collaboratively. The PLAY approach is student-centric, engaging and fun.
Working collaboratively with one another (Physical and Object PLAY)
Playing a variety of musical instruments and resources (Object PLAY)
Students are exposed to different musical instruments and resources to tailor to a learning experience that best develop our students’ musical abilities.
(Sub-tab) Music enrichment programmes
Every year, students from each level will be exposed to 4 hours of hands-on enrichment from different professional musicians. This is to give students the opportunities to develop a connection to music in real world context.
P1: Ethnic percussion enrichment
P2: Cajon enrichment
P3: Xylophone enrichment using Orff approach (A developmental approach in music education)
P4: Ukulele enrichment
P5: Samba enrichment (coming in 2018)
(Sub-tab) Opportunities for students to perform
The school also provides ample opportunities for students to perform during pre-assembly program and events such as Chinese New Year Celebrations, Racial Harmony Day, Hari Raya Celebrations, National Day and Showcasing Talents And Recognising Successes (STARS). These opportunities provide students the chance to perform on stage and to build confidence.
Pre-assembly Programme to accompany music for CALM (Channelling Attention for Learning & Mastery)
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Racial Harmony Day
Hari Raya Celebrations
National Day Commemoration Day
Esplanade Performance with Ms Lorraine Tan
Achievements for Singapore Youth Festival 2017 Song Writing Contest
Misha Maryam Mirza from 3D participated in the Singapore Youth Festival 2017 song writing contest and she attainted the Top 10 finalist award. Together with her friends, Felicia Yee (4A), Jayden Chua (2E) and sister, Mea Mayam Mirza (2D), they performed the winning entry at the Esplanade Library.