Through active experience and involvement in listening to, composing and performing music, the children’s understanding and enjoyment of music is fostered. The emphasis is very much on the children being creative and having lots of opportunity to sing and make music. The children listen carefully and respond physically to a wide range of music. They play musical instruments and sing a variety of songs from memory, adding accompaniments and creating short compositions, with increasing confidence, imagination and control. The children enjoy exploring how sounds and silence can create different moods and effects. A growing awareness of musical appreciation and sensitivity is developed by using the children’s own compositions and performances, and through listening to and accompanying visiting musicians and a wide variety of recorded music of different styles. Music is always an essential part of our whole school assemblies and productions, and the children all enjoy taking part in performances for their parents throughout the year.
Instrumental tuition is available on an individual basis once the children reach the Junior School, for which there is a charge – details within the Junior School brochure.