“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato
In KS1 we aim to give the children the confidence to enjoy performing and listening to music. We concentrate on using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes, and every child is given the opportunity to play both tuned and untuned instruments. The children are encouraged to listen to a range of music and to create and perform their own pieces of music.
We use the Charanga Music School scheme throughout the school and this gives KS2 the opportunity to develop their understanding of the history of music. KS2 continue to improve their singing and performing skills and have the chance to improvise and compose their own music.
Year 5 have the opportunity to learn a wind instrument in weekly classes which continue throughout the year. We also organise several trips, clubs and performances throughout the year including the annual trip to perform at “Young Voices” in the Manchester Arena and the chance to learn the Ukulele in our free after school club.