Music plays a major part in the life of the school and children participate in a variety of musical activities as part of the curriculum, including singing, percussion bands and recorder playing. The music curriculum gives children opportunities to perform (controlling sounds through singing and playing); compose (Creating and developing ideas); appraise (responding and reviewing); and listen to music (applying knowledge and understanding). Music is taught by a specialist teacher. All children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument – this is currently the violin in Year 3. Through their participation in assemblies, masses, concerts etc. children are able to demonstrate their skills to live audiences with growing confidence.