Launch of the Infant Department
The Spring term saw the launch of the academy’s new Infant Department, with morning classes for toddlers aged two and upwards, and after-school classes for children in Reception and Key Stage One. The toddlers classes are led by Mim Poingdestre, who is vastly experienced in this style of tuition, bringing boundless energy to the classes. These sessions are for toddlers with their parents/carers, and mix up singing, dancing, clapping, and playing on a huge range of different mini instruments. Caroline Finch leads the Reception and Key Stage One groups, where more focus is given to notation and aural training, and the children will get the opportunity to try different musical instruments. We hope that the youngest children can grow up through the academy system, and have the fundamental musical foundations in place before choosing their own instrument.