Music plays a very important part in everyday life, whether it be listening for pleasure or developing it further as a social or professional skill.
In school, children will hear a variety of music during assemblies as well as lessons. In Key Stage 1 the children experience a variety of musical activities that encourage control and co-ordination. They develop the use of simple percussion instruments and their voice through a variety of singing activities. The children are also given the opportunity to perform for a range of audiences.
In Key Stage 2 the child’s musical experience will be extended to include learning a melodic instrument (with the support of experts from the LEA’s Peripatetic Music Service) and developing his/her musical skills by participating in extra-curricular activities e.g. the Choir. The children love to perform, and fun is the key to success!