The Music Department offers excellent music education, taught by a specialist teacher in a well-resourced music room. Cross-curricular links are included in schemes of work where appropriate. These have been designed to inspire and challenge whilst also, and providing the opportunity for pupils to explore, create and develop critical thinking skills. Children have the opportunity to experiment with their creative ideas, develop skills and techniques and to reflect upon and evaluate works including their own and that of others, including great musicians both historical and contemporary. All children have the opportunity to learn the recorder. From year 3 and above pupils explore the Kodaly method using our scheme of work ‘Go for Bronze’.
Individual music lessons are offered from year 1 with children having the option of learning piano, violin, cello, guitar, drums, singing and flute. For technical reasons we only offer music lessons for the clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet from year 3 upwards. These lessons are offered during the school day but are on a rotation to avoid children missing the same lesson week to week. At the end of each term there is an opportunity for these pupils to take part in a school performance.
Extracurricular Music Clubs:
- Junior Choir
- Chamber Choir
- Recorder Group
- String Ensemble
Mr Pegden is an experienced primary school music and piano/singing teacher. he originally studied music at Chichester University graduating with a BA Honours in 2002, before going on to compliment this with a year’s training in musical theatre. he always endeavours to really explore and nurture the children’s abilities, imparting a love and understanding of music in an accessible and enjoyable way.