Each class in Key Stages 1 and 2 have regular music lessons which give children the opportunity to listen to, sing, compose and perform music both individually and in groups. Children perform on a wide range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. For one term children in years 3 and 4 learn to play the recorder and children in years 5 and 6 learn to play simple tunes on the keyboard. Each year group performs some world music, experiencing Samba, African, Indian, Chinese and Gamelan Music. Year 6 children experience ‘Garage music’ and Stomp.
Each Key Stage puts on a production to showcase their musical and dramatic skills. ‘Encore’, our annual Performing Arts Celebration, which allows a wide range of groups to perform.
In addition, we run a range of school music clubs for our children including recorder, school orchestra and infant and junior choirs – all of whom perform beautifully at our seasonal occasions and at local care homes.