Music and Performing Arts

At Terra Nova we have a staunch tradition of performing arts and we fully embrace the role that music and drama play in developing a child’s creativity and self-confidence. With a thriving music and drama department, highly qualified peripatetic music teachers, regular productions, concerts, recitals and music tours, we encourage pupils to showcase their talents, wherever their interests lie.

For performers and audience alike, our theatrical productions and music recitals are often highlights in an exciting year. Whether pupils are involved in acting, backstage support and stage management, lighting or props, productions are a real team effort. In addition to music practice rooms, we have a dedicated music technology suite and regularly participate in local festivals.

 

 

Reception

The children in Reception are very much part of Terra Nova School and as such are enabled to take advantage of every opportunity to utilise the school’s extensive facilities. The school has an auditorium known as the Performing Arts Centre, the children frequently perform in Christmas nativity plays, Easter concerts, Harvest Festival assemblies and have their own Graduation Ceremony at the end of the school year. Their confidence and ability to perform in front of an audience is an absolutely delight to see!

Performing Arts

At Terra Nova we have a team of 11 highly qualified peripatetic music teachers, who deliver lessons on a range of instruments. Each term we hold a music recital for both the Junior and Senior children in our Jodrell Room, to showcase pupils’ talents. We enter pupils for the ABRSM music exams and have a strong record of gaining Merits and Distinctions. We have three large choirs at the school, who all perform regularly at school concerts, special services, and competitions. The Chamber Choir (Years 6-8) have performed in Rome and Bruges and will be undertaking a tour of Paris next year.

From Year 5 onwards, children will compose and record their ideas using our music technology suite. The children are taught to use the software Cubase to explore how music is created and create their own exciting ideas. Children are encouraged to attend our Music technology club, M:Tech, to further enhance their skills.

We also encourage pupils to enter local music festivals, such as the Alderley Edge Festival and the Heaton Mersey Festival. Terra Nova pupils enjoyed terrific success at the recent Bowden Festival and regularly participate in festivals of this nature. Speech & Drama lessons are also available privately at school.

Weekly Clubs

07.15 - 7.45
Before School
 
Junior Morning Break  
Senior Morning Break Senior Science News
(Y5-8) CA, BK
Junior Lunch Junior Choir (Y1-4) Music Room AG
Senior Lunch

Robotics Club (Y5/6) TW
Glod Club (Y5-8) DT

Junior Afternoon Break  
Senior Afternoon Break  
16:00-17:00
(Junior Prep every night
Senior Prep on Friday)
Tennis (£) (Y1-4) ES/NG

Judo (£) (Y1/2) RB

Junior Debating Club
(Y1-4) BC

17:00-18:00
(Senior Prep every night other than Friday)
Girls Football (Y3-8) RD

Judo (£) (Y3-8) RB

Tennis (£) (Y5-8) ES/NG

18:00 to 18:30
Supper - with live cooking (see menus)

 
After Supper  
Boarding Activities TBC
07.15 - 7.45
Before School
Maths Clinic 11+ and 13+ (MK/MB) (07:45-08:15)
Junior Morning Break  
Senior Morning Break Senior Choir (Y5-8) JW
Junior Lunch Violin Club (Y3) JJ
Senior Lunch       The Zeros and Ones (Y7/8) JEd
Junior Afternoon Break  
Senior Afternoon Break  
16:00-17:00
(Junior Prep every night
Senior Prep on Friday)

Golf Starter (£TBC) (Y1/2) CM/RH
Spring Half Term 2

Maths Challenge Club (Y2-4) RL

Reading and Story Craft Club - Roald Dahl Focus
(Y1/2) LR

STEAM Club (Y3&4) JW

17:00-18:00
(Senior Prep every night other than Friday)

Mixed Hockey (Y3-8) EB

Golf Starter (£TBC) (Y3-8) CM Spring Half Term 2

Shooting (£) MV Selected students

Maths Challenge Club (Y5-8) MB

Art Club (Y5 & 6)FF

Senior English Club LM

18:00 to 18:30
Supper - with live cooking (see menus)

 
After Supper

Shooting 18:40-19:40 (£) MV Selected students

Art Club 18:30-20:00
(Y7&8)FF

Boarding Activities TBC
07.15 - 7.45
Before School
 
Junior Morning Break Junior Strings (Y1-4 ) JW
Senior Morning Break Senior Strings (Y5-8) JW
Junior Lunch The Hub Book Club (Y1-4) LS
Senior Lunch        
Junior Afternoon Break  
Senior Afternoon Break  
16:00-17:00
(Junior Prep every night
Senior Prep on Friday)

Ballet/Street Dance £(Y1-4)

Lego Club (Y1-4) RH

Around the World in not
quite 80 days (Yr 1-4) NT

17:00-18:00
(Senior Prep every night other than Friday)
 

18:00 to 18:30
Supper - with live cooking (see menus)

 
After Supper  
Boarding Activities TBC
07.15 - 7.45
Before School
 
Junior Morning Break  
Senior Morning Break  
Junior Lunch Mixed Touch Rugby (Y1-4) HC/KJ

Junior Science Club (Y1-4) BKG/CA

Senior Lunch       Mixed Touch Rugby (Y5-8) RD

Laser Cutter Club (Y5-8) KB

11+/13+ English clinic (LM, SC)

Junior Afternoon Break  
Senior Afternoon Break Chamber Choir (Y5-8) JW
16:00-17:00
(Junior Prep every night
Senior Prep on Friday)
PFC Football (£) (Y1-4)

Gymnastics (£) (Y1-4)

Performing Arts Sectionals (Y3-4) JW

Junk Model Design (Y1-3) MP (12 spaces)

17:00-18:00
(Senior Prep every night other than Friday)

Table Tennis (Y3-8) KJ

Shooting (£) MV Selected students

Performing Arts Sectionals (Y5-6) JW

Debating club (7-8) JE

Harkness Discussion (Minimum 8 - Max 12)
(Y5-7) JN

French Scholarship Yr 7 and 8

18:00 to 18:30
Supper - with live cooking (see menus)

 
After Supper Shooting (£) MV Selected students
Boarding Activities Football 18.30-19.30 KJ
07.15 - 7.45
Before School
Running Club (Y3-8) CM
Junior Morning Break Buddy Break
Senior Morning Break Buddy Break
Junior Lunch Football (RD)
Senior Lunch      

Football (HC)

Y8 GO4SET Team meet(KB)

Senior Science Drop in Clinic (Y6-8) CA

Junior Afternoon Break  
Senior Afternoon Break  
16:00-17:00
(Junior Prep every night
Senior Prep on Friday)
Performing Arts Sectionals (Y3-4) JW
17:00-18:00
(Senior Prep every night other than Friday)
 

18:00 to 18:30
Supper - with live cooking (see menus)

 
After Supper  
Boarding Activities TBC

Small Class
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Individual attention and personalised learning tailored to each and every pupil, leading to inspirational outcomes.

Established
1897

A proud heritage steeped in traditional values with a thoroughly modern approach and delivery.

Age range
2½ to 13 years

Seamless transition, specialist teaching, leadership opportunities, all-round nurture and outstanding pastoral care.

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Facilities

Makerspace, The Hub, 32 Acres, Shooting Range, Swimming Pool. Stunning facilities in a beautiful environment.

Specialist
Languages

French, Spanish, German and Latin, taught by experts in the knowledge and understanding of second language learning.

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