The school also offers tuition using peripatetic teachers. There are also many opportunities for the children to perform in assemblies, school concerts and in the wider community.
A good musician will demonstrate:
• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
• A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
• Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
• An excellent understanding of how musical provenance - the historical, social and cultural origins of music - contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
• The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
• A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
Music is taught as part of the cross curricular approach within classroom activities. Music and singing are an integral part of the Early Years and recorder lessons and African drumming are part of the curriculum in Key Stage Two. There is a weekly singing assembly and weekly lunchtime choir practice.