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 in KS2. All children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. Through their participation in assemblies, masses, concerts etc. children are able to demonstrate their skills to live audiences with growing confidence.
"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
What do our children say about music lessons?
"We enjoy our lessons because music is another way to express yourself! We have been learning about different sounds of inventions that were around in the time of the Industrial Revolution. I liked when we did group acapella too!" - Year 6
"I love music because you sing songs and learn actions for them and you get to play instruments too! It's made me want to join a band!" - Year 1
"We've learnt lots of different tunes and melodies in music. We've also learnt about quavers, crotchets and crotchet rests." - Year 3
"I really enjoy music because we have been learning African songs and have been performing using African drums." - Year 5
"I love performing and singing. I want to sing more after a music lesson! I can click my fingers to the beat too." - Year 1