As part of the Early Years provision, music is a part of the children’s experience, through both singing and playing simple percussion instruments.
In KS1 children receive weekly Music lessons from Agnieszka Teodorowska & Thi Nguyen, our music teachers.
In Year 3 all children receive weekly whole-class recorder lessons from Agnieszka Teodorowska & Thi Nguyen. For many of the children this is their first proper experience of learning a musical instrument and helps them to develop skills in notation, pitch, rhythm and performance that will be needed as they progress on to string lessons in years 4-6. The school provides each child with a recorder which is theirs to keep, but which they are responsible for looking after throughout the year of lessons.
In Years 4, 5 and 6, all children experience string lessons. The instruments are provided by the school and in return we expect all children and parents to make an effort to look after the instruments and to take the time to practise. These lessons are delivered by visiting string specialist; Agnieszka Teodorowska.
Our weekly singing assemblies are an opportunity for children to learn new songs and to develop their skills in singing. Key Stage 1 assembly takes place on a Wednesday and Key Stage 2 on a Thursday.