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Christmas at All Saints' Wilstead

Musical learning plays a significant role in both our curricular and extracurricular learning at Wilstead.  From Reception, musical activities form part of our Being Imaginative and Expressive early learning and and link several objectives within Communication and Physical Development.  As we move up the school, we develop our understanding in four key areas:  Singing, Playing, Creating and Listening, honing our skills using a range of tuned and untuned instruments.  


At Wilstead, we also offer a number of different extracurricular musical opportunities.  From our after school choir, to our recorder club to our offer for instrumental lessons, we ensure that music remains a key part of our school community.

Wilstead Musical Extravaganza

We are a Charanga Music School, and follow the 'original scheme' offered by this online resource. We chose Charanga because it enables our class teachers to provide research based and sequenced musical activities to support learning from Reception to Year 6.


Music is taught weekly, with Charanga units being taught for alternate half terms. It is blocked with and taught within other subjects too, for example learning songs in Maths or Modern Foreign Languages. We also have a weekly Singing Assembly, where the children learn whole school songs, listen to selected music and watch performances by visitors.


We also offer instrumental lessons through the Bedford Music Cooperative.  Currently, we have piano, violin and guitar teachers who teach small group and individual lessons during the school week.  If you would like to find out more about enrolling your child, please email Mrs Webb at or visit the Bedford Music Cooperative website at


Another opportunity for music making can be found in our in-school musical clubs.  We currently offer Recorder club on a Monday lunchtime and Choir club after school on a Monday.  Both of these clubs are free of charge, but have limited places available.  If your child is interested in joining, please contact Mrs Webb at

At Wilstead, we are proud to have been awarded the Music Mark for our continued commitment to Music Education.  

Choir singing at Danecroft and Elstow Manor Care Homes

Musicians from the Philharmonic Orchestra visit Wilstead

Young Voices at the 02

For further information about our Musical offer at Wilstead Primary School please contact Mrs Webb at


Mrs N Webb

Music Coordinator