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Music plays an important role in the life of the school. Music is taught throughout the school from Preschool to Year 6.
Pupils receive a weekly class music lesson in which a broad syllabus is covered. Pupils participate in a wide variety of classroom activities; singing, theory, composition, listening are all vital curriculum ingredients.
During the Infant years much emphasis is upon developing rhythmic and pitch awareness. Pupils sing action songs, play a variety of percussion instruments and match movements to sounds. They create sound patterns and accompaniments, begin to discriminate between higher, lower, faster, slower, louder and quieter sounds.
Notation is introduced through the recorder during Year 2 and in Year 3 pupils are encouraged to take up an orchestral instrument through the school's sponsored scheme.
The juniors extend their song repertoire, sing songs in unison and parts enhancing their rhythmic and pitch awareness. In appraisal activities they listen to instruments, analyse sounds and express ideas and opinions using their increasing musical vocabulary. They combine sounds to create atmospheric music within structures selecting appropriate instruments. They use and apply the interrelated elements of pitch dynamics tempo and duration and broaden their theoretical knowledge.
Pupils have extensive opportunities to showcase their musicianship through active participation in various productions and concerts staged regularly by the school.
In the Michaelmas term all year groups are featured in seasonal performances and during the Trinity term pupils are actively involved in the concert on speech day.
We aspire to the highest musical standards and our priorities are experience, fulfilment and enjoyment for all.