Miss C Thorn (Infant School) and Miss S Walker (Junior School) are our Music Curriculum Leaders during 2016-17.
During music lessons the children have the opportunity to be creative through investigating sound combinations which they use to create their own compositions. In lessons they develop their understanding of the different musical elements and musical notation.
In the EYFS they explore musical instruments and develop their listening and performing skills. The children love to take part in group work where they create their own sound effects for stories and try out a wide range of percussion instruments through imaginative play and focused activities.
In KS1 the children develop specific skills and vocabulary to enhance their musical knowledge. Year 2 children learn African Drumming which is used to ensure that they are able to keep a steady beat and to explore rhythm.
In Key Stage 2 the children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, such as the Recorder and Ukulele, through whole class lessons. We also enjoy strong links with the Amersham Music Centre whose expertise contribute to the children’s music education by providing peripatetic instrumental lessons. Each year we have a Music and Arts evening where selected children from all classes in KS 2 have the opportunity to show their talents in front of an audience. The Junior School Choir have also had the opportunity to sing in concerts at Wembley Arena and The Albert Hall.
Across the school each week the children have singing assembly where they learn about different styles of music and artists. They are also exposed to a range of music such as classical, pop or different countries national anthems at the beginning and end of each assembly.