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Music @ Southwood

Welcome to Music at Southwood

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to our virtual Music Room.

Please take a look through the music page as there are songs, listening to soothe and calm and a Theatre experience.

Stay safe and be musical.

Have a musical summer break. 

The Sofa Singers - The Power of Singing Together


The Sofa Singers is a FREE & weekly online singing event from James Sills (vocal trainer) that brings hundreds of people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection.

The next event is:

Tuesday 4th August at 7.30pm & Friday 7th August at 11am

The song this week is: 'Dancing In The Dark' by Bruce Springsteen


‘Sofa Singers’ was created as a response to global self-isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Sofa Singers brings together hundreds of people in real time for 45 minutes of simultaneous singing.

Music Technology Summer School from 27.7.20

Home Learning Activities and Ideas

One Moment One People

Singing together is powerful and inclusive.
This song is about working together and building authentic connections with each other.

Steps to learning this song:


1. make sure you have a copy of the lyrics (song words)

2. listen to the song track

3. go through the words/lyrics while you listen to the track again.

4. practise singing through/matching your voice bit by bit to the song

5. pause the track if you have to and make sure that what you are singing or saying is the same.


Check to make sure you understand and look up any difficult or unfamiliar words in the song.


There's a Power in the Music

An uplifting song that encourages and inspires

Home Made Instruments



Songs to Sing & Sign

Listening Task -  Sound Score

There is a short recording of a wood in Huddersfield.

You can hear all kinds of birds, including a woodpecker, the motorway and a dog if you listen closely.

Take a moment to listen - what can you hear in your garden or from your window?

Keep a sound diary or logbook.  

Perhaps you would like to draw your response.

You can also write it or try a combination of the two.

                                       Classics to Soothe and Calm:
                            Theatre Experiences:

Please take a look at the Music Service website for instrumental, singing and other musical tuition.


The Music Service website is constantly updated with resources and useful links for schools and for children working at home.

Resources can be found under the tab: ‘Resources’ and 'Music at home'.

Additional Online Music Resources

Our Aims:

At Southwood we value music education because it is a unique form of communication and expression.

We aim to develop sensitivity and creative ability in all pupils.

We seek to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music, to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


At Southwood Primary School we aim to provide:


  • A worthwhile and enjoyable musical experience through active listening and participation
  • Access to instrumental learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop musical knowledge, concepts, skills and evoke a creative response to music through experiencing and experimenting with sound through eg listening, appraising, performance, singing and composing
  • Opportunities to become aware of musical traditions and cultural similarities and differences
  • Awareness that music can support the development of our wider school ‘Core Values’ such as sharing, communication, participation, co-operation, self-esteem, self-image, decision making, creativity, respect for own and other cultures.


Some Of Our Musical Performances and Activities