Music is an important and integral part of the curriculum. Opportunities are provided for the children to listen and respond to a wide variety of music including classical, folk, jazz and popular. Numerous opportunities arise for singing a wide range of songs both for themselves and to an audience.
The school has a large selection of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. These are used by the children to accompany their singing and music making, as well as a means to create their own compositions. Many different forms of stimuli are used as a starting point for creative music, including the children’s own experiences, pictures, words, poetry and stories. The children are encouraged in their music making to take account of rhythm, pitch, use of instruments and musical form. As the children progress they may be asked to make a permanent record of their music either using symbols, musical notation or by recording onto a laptop or ipad.