Music Co-ordinator: Miss J Quinn
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A highquality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
National Curriculum Aims:
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Music at our School
Music is enjoyed across the whole school as part of their curriculum and in Years 4 & 5 we have music specialist teachers from Kingston Music Service teaching Recorders (Y4) and Ukuleles (Y5) on a weekly basis.
- Once a week we have KS1 and KS2 Hymns of Worship which is led by our Music Coordinator on the keyboard.
- Our Infant choir meet every week and we have an after school music group on Tuesdays.
- Every Christmas we sing in Kingston for the 'Turning on the lights.'
- We have had Infant Singing Workshops led by Kingston Music Service.
- We perform at the Music Festival at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.