We aim to inspire children to develop a love of music and to develop their talent as musicians. Children are active performers and listeners to a range of musical styles. Vocal work is regular and used in all music activities. Children are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. Children explore how music is made by creating, selecting and combining sounds investigating pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure.
The school’s curriculum also provides opportunities for children to listen with developing concentration and understanding to a range of high quality live and recorded music.
The school works with the Dorset Music Service to provide The Musicianship Programme to all children in Year 4. As part of this programme, the children work with a music teacher from the Dorset Music Service (alongside their class teacher), who leads a sequence of music sessions across a term to develop the children’s musicianship skills. For the school year 2019-2020, children will have the opportunity to learn Samba Drumming.
During the school year, children are provided with opportunities to rehearse and take part in a range of musical performances, including singing assemblies and Christmas performances.
Extra-curricular activities extend children’s musical experiences. Children can learn to play an instrument through tuition provided by the Dorset Music Service.