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.
Use of a variety of musical instruments
Students are exposed to different instruments and are given a chance to play with these instruments.
Students responding to tempo through movement
Many meaningful games are played to promote active listening and creative body movements.
Being a responsible music leader
Using a variety of resources to enhance students’ hands-on musical experience
1) School Events
The school provides opportunities for students to perform during 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.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Students singing and dancing to CNY songs
Racial Harmony Day
Students practise 2 dances to perform during RHD in class
Munneru valiba dance rehersal
Hari Raya Celebrations
2 students singing the song ‘Seloka Hari Raya’
National Day Commemoration Day
Teachers an students dancing to the National Day theme songs
Showcasing Talents And Recognising Successes (STARS)
P1 percussionist drumming to the beat of ‘Chan Mali Chan’
2) Assembly Programme – Singapore Chinese Orchestra Performance
WPS invited the Singapore Chinese Orchestra on 1 March 2015 to showcase their ‘Tunes of SCO’ programme. All the students, parents and staff were impressed and enthralled by their amazing concert.
3) Pre-assembly Programme
This programme is started in July 2015 to provide a platform for talented young pianists to showcase their musical skills. Every Wednesday before morning assembly, 1 pianist will perform on the piano in the hall for about 10 minutes while the other students read.
4) Music Enrichment Programmes
P1 Percussion Music Enrichment Programme
After the enrichment programme, some students were selected students to perform for Hari Raya and STARS 2015.
P2 Cajon Music Enrichment
After the enrichment programme, selected students will perform for STARS
Recycling to make music