We make Music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build the confidence of all children.
Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Children are taught how to work with others to make music and how individuals combine together to make sounds. We also teach them musical notation and how to compose music.
Children participate in weekly singing assemblies as well as having the opportunity to join the school choir once they enter Key Stage 2. The choir performs at several events throughout the year including Young Voices and the Pyramid Music Day. Pupils in Year 3 will learn to play the recorder and in Year 1, the ocarina. Pupils can also choose to learn how to play an instrument taught by the peripatetic teachers. Year 5 children are taught Samba every week by the Wakefield Music Service.
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” ― Professor Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone