In Music, our teaching programme aims to encourage an enjoyment and understanding of music, designed to inspire a love of music and foster individual talents as singers and musicians.
We offer a bespoke curriculum designed around a rolling programme enabling our children to experience and enjoy the many different music skills that are so important, such as rhythm, melodies, pitch and harmony. Throughout our music programme, children are able to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music as they explore a range of genres, styles and traditions.
In Key Stage 1, children learn to sing, use their own voices and perform and we have a wide variety of tuned and un-tuned instruments percussion instruments to accompany our music work.
In Key Stage 2, children also create and compose music on their own and with others. Children are able to learn how to play the ukulele, guitar, recorder and keyboard and in addition to class based music lessons, tuition is offered by Tees Valley Music Service to learn a specific instrument on a one to one basis.
We further celebrate music through singing in assemblies in Key Stage 1, and within Maths and French lessons. As a school we regularly visit church where we sing hymns and celebrate achievements. We also run a performing arts club after school in Key Stage 2 which saw huge success with ‘sell out’ performances with ‘Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat’.