We are fortunate to have two specialist music teachers who deliver music to all classes from Nursery to Year 6 on a weekly basis. In addition to the class lessons all pupils take part in weekly singing assemblies lead by our music specialists.
In EYFS, and KS1 pupils develop essential musicianship skills (rhythm, pulse, beat and pitch) in preparation for the Key Stage 2 programme.
The Key Stage 2 music curriculum is based on the principle of 'Every Child a Musician' and is delivered through a three-year whole class instrumental programme where pupils currently learn to play the recorder in Year 3, the ukulele in Year 4 and the electronic keyboard in Year 5. Ensemble and instrumental skills are further developed in Year 6 where pupils are encouraged to use their own instruments alongside the classroom instruments in their weekly lessons.
Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their music skills music through our one-term enrichment programme, which runs alongside their weekly music lessons: West African Djembe drumming in Year 3, Brazilian Samba Drumming in Year 4 and Gospel Singing in Year 5.
We offer a variety of music clubs for pupils to enjoy: recorders, keyboard, chamber choir, junior choir, infant choir, orchestra, brass group and woodwind group.
We have a thriving instrumental peripatetic programme delivered by visiting specialist teachers. Pupils have the opportunity to learn the piano, keyboard, guitar, drumkit, voice, strings, brass and woodwind instruments.
Performing to others is an important part of our pupils’ musical development and they are given the opportunity to perform in our summer and Christmas concerts, school assemblies, performance platforms, in the community and even at the Royal Festival and the O2 Arena. The highlight of each year is the Year 6 leavers School Show!