The teaching of music develops children’s ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. They are encouraged to take an active role in composing and performing music and as a school we greatly value the contribution music makes to everyday life. We strive to involve as many children as possible in musical activities, inspiring them to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Music is taught within all classes for 30 minutes each week. All Year 3 pupils spend 2 terms learning ukulele in a small group with a specialist music teacher and in Year 5, pupils have the opportunity to be part of a choir.
In addition, singing takes place weekly in every class with children learning a wide range of songs, that often link to their class work and class services. The school also comes together for a weekly singing assembly.
Children are encouraged to take part in performances throughout the year, both through school productions and concerts/services and by participating in local initiatives such as Raise the Roof, the Year 2 Summer Sing, the annual MAWS area concert and performances at Queen’s Square in Clevedon.
In school, individual or group fee paying music tuition delivered by North Somerset peripatetic teachers, in a range of instruments (e.g. clarinet, oboe, saxophone, guitar, ukulele) is offered to those children wishing to learn.