Children in all classes are taught by a music specialist. During Key Stage 1 children learn about the elements of music through a range of listening, performing and composing activities. The children learn to sing with expression and also play a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments. During Key Stage 2 the children learn in more depth about Western Music history, as well as discovering various types of world music.
In addition to general class music lessons, all children from Year 2 upwards learn to play an orchestral instrument. Year 2 children learn the violin and also the basics of music theory and general musicianship. Their performance was much enjoyed in our annual Spring Concert. Year 3 and 4 learn to play the flute and build on their music reading skills as well as using their flutes as part of composition tasks. Year 5 and 6 learn the clarinet - this being a more challenging instrument.
As well as curriculum music lessons, children have the opportunity to develop their love of music through lunchtime clubs. The school choir meets weekly and has performed at a number of venues, most recently the Sudbury Music Festival, where the children won their class. Two recorder groups are run weekly - one for beginners and the other for the more advanced players who are now ready to play part music.