We aim for the children to become expressive, creative and passionate musicians.
Through music, the children will participate in high-quality performances and create expressive musical compositions. This will enable them to develop their teamwork skills and a sense of enjoyment for music-making. They will learn to read and write the core elements of musical notation. They will learn to analyse pieces of music through attentive listening and develop their knowledge of the history of various musical traditions. This will primarily be achieved through weekly curriculum lessons following the Charanga scheme.
Year 4 children take part in the West Sussex Key2Music programme where they learn djembe drumming and to play the ukulele in whole-class sessions.
Children can join the Infant or Junior Choir and learn to perform in a band through the Rock Steady initiative. They also have the option of individual tuition covering a range of musical instruments. They are able to demonstrate their talents in school concerts throughout the year. Additionally, all children participate in assemblies and theatrical productions throughout the school year.