An outline of music teaching and enrichment opportunities
Our music curriculum is based on a holistic approach, with the related skills of playing, singing, listening, improvising and composing music being introduced and revisited throughout the year and across year groups, culminating in deeper levels of musical understanding and a richer experiences for the children.
- In Years 3 and 4, Music is taught by specialist tutors. The children learning to play instruments as part of a whole class ensemble. In other Year groups, where possible, singing and music teaching is linked to Creative Curriculum topics.
- Children have opportunities to perform each term, either as a class during assemblies, or as soloists or ensembles during seasonal concerts. Teachers use singing to embed learning across the curriculum. Weekly singing assemblies also take place in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- Each year group, and those children identified as excelling at Music, benefit from at least 1 music enrichment activity each academic year, lead by a professional musician or with an inspirational context.
- The school’s Upper and Lower choirs participate in the Lambeth Music Festival and other regional performances.
- Music is pivotal to how children learn across the Early Years, with adult led and child initiated music making taking place. The youngest members of our school community are welcomed into the Nursery for a weekly music session for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers