Music has the capacity to improve and enrich children’s lives. Our children learn to appreciate music and have many opportunities to listen to, compose and perform their own music. We believe music is an extremely important part of the curriculum and we have a visiting specialist music teacher (Mrs Claudia Banks) who delivers this aspect of the curriculum to our children.
In order to develop the children's performance skills, we aim to get out into the community as often as we can to perform. For example, we sang at the Donhead’s Jubilee Celebration and the local dog show and we take part in school festivals when possible.
All children participate in a range of musical activities including singing, composing and performing using tuned and un-tuned instruments and in a variety of musical styles. Lessons are carefully planned and adapted to suit all pupils' needs to ensure every child receives a well-rounded music education. We have invited a wide range of musicians into school including rock guitarists, pianists, a wind quintet and a saxophonist.
We perform to residents at a local nursing home and to members of The Stroke Club every Christmas.
We also have peripatetic music teachers available and our musicians enjoy performing in assemblies and at some of our special services throughout the year.