All children participate in singing and are given the opportunity to experiment with improvisation through playing and composing with a range of instruments using exploratory, non-standard methods. Children are also provided with platforms to perform within the music lessons, assemblies and concerts. There is a wide range of musical topics taught in music, including music from different cultures and music history so that children not only have dynamic experience in music, but also make links to other subjects and wider areas of life, for example, African drumming, Gamelan, Jazz and Blues as well as Latino music.
Year 4 pupils take part in the Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT) programme where they learn to play a guitar, violin, cello, trumpet or clarinet. These lessons are timetabled during the school day and pupils are given opportunities to perform to the whole school and their parents. You can see a video of their end of year performance at the Bernie Grant Centre below.
We all love to sing and have a weekly singing assembly. We have achieved our silver ‘Sing Up’ award and are now working towards our gold award.
We have an Infant and Junior Choir that meet weekly and often perform for the school or at special events like our Christmas concert and summer fair. You can hear our Junior choir performing a Chinese New Year song below.