Music is an intrinsic and enjoyable part of our everyday life and must be available to all children. It encompasses a wide range of traditions and styles: popular, classical, traditional and ethnic music. There are four strands in the music curriculum:
Children are encouraged to listen attentively to various kinds of music from all traditions. We want them to be able to distinguish between various musical instruments and between musical styles and moods and to be able to identify the main musical elements and musical forms.
Our aim is for the children to explore and express their own ideas to produce simple compositions.
There are many opportunities for the children to sing and play music during their time at school, and we help them to do so in a controlled and expressive way so that eventually they can perform with confidence and fluency, demonstrating an understanding of pitch, rhythm and dynamics.
We encourage children to talk about and assess their own compositions and performances and those of others and begin to show knowledge and understanding of a wide range of musical works. They will be developing tastes in music and should be able to justify them.
Instrumental tutors visit the school on a regular basis to provide individual/group lessons on guitar and woodwind. You can obtain details of these lessons from the school office. Children are also able to attend various musical clubs offered after school including recorder and singing.