Music & Performance

Provision

Opportunities in music are provided in school in a number of ways: class lessons; assemblies; whole school singing assemblies; and individual music tuition. In the main, class teachers deliver their own music lessons, with support from the Music Coordinator.

Class Music & Performances

All aspects of music are taught in class music lessons: composition and performance, listening and appraising.  These skills are taught using a variety of resources and instruments.  Each class prepares and presents a musical performance each year; currently Reception, Year 1 and 2 perform at Christmas, Years 3 and 4 in the Spring Term and Years 5 and 6 in the summer.

Children who learn instruments are encouraged to attend appropriate musical ensembles outside of school as well as being stretched in their class music lessons: eg. sight reading and playing their own instruments in class music lessons, producing more advanced compositions and bringing their wider experience of music to benefit other children.

All children are included in music lessons regardless of any special educational need as we recognize the value music has for these children.

Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition

Children from Year 3 up have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument  through Aylesbury Music Centre peripatetic service. The instruments currently being taught are classical guitar, violin, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet and drums.  Parents who are interested in taking up music tuition should contact Bucks Learning Trust Music at:

http://www.bucksmusic.org/instrumental-tuition/

Young Voices

Bi-annually children in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in the young Voices concert series.  This involves coming together with thousands of other primary school children to form a massed choir.  This is an incredible musical opportunity.