Pupils from years 1 – 6 receive one hour of Music teaching each week covering performance, singing, music theory, history and provides an opportunity for children to listen to music from a range of different eras and cultures.
Below is an example of the some of the topics which each year will learn about throughout the academic year:
Year 1: Long and short sounds, Emotions in music, Rain Rain Go Away, Rhythm patterns
Year 2: Peter and the Wolf, 1960s music, 1950s music, Musical stories
Year 3: Notation, Orchestra, Grease the musical, Kerry Andrew – No place like
Year 4: Sounds, Romans the musical, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Music structure, Pop
Year 5: World music, African drumming, Samba, American Rodeo
Year 6: Music til 1900, Music from 1900 to now, Composition and performance, The Nutcracker, Music in and about the great war.
Key stage 2 children have the opportunity to learn how to play the steel pans with Mr Yankey, one of our musicians in residence, throughout the year. Some children will be introduced to the steel pans for the first time and some children will continue to develop their skills from previous years.
Key Stage 2 children also have the opportunity to learn how to play the violin. Our violin teacher comes in every Tuesday to work with our children.
Brass and Woodwind Instruments
Children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to play a variety of brass instruments if they express an interest. They can choose from many different brass instruments, including the trumpet, trombone, clarinet and flute. The brass and woodwind teacher comes in every Thursday.