EYFS and Key Stage One
In Robins and Swans, we follow a classroom-based hands-on approach to music learning. Throughout the music curriculum children are actively involved in using and developing their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions in addition to learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others music.
Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities children will have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.
Children will study a range of music styles and genres from different times and places. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities which enable understanding of the context and genre.
Key Stage Two
Owls and Penguins class are lucky to receive expert music tuition from ‘The Music Partnership’ who are a group of the region’s leading quality music education providers, committed to working together to ensure all young people have the opportunity to sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir.
The Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) programme is a fully inclusive whole class approach where pupils learn their instruments together. The WCET programme provides a vibrant foundation of music-making and equips pupils with the vital skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to make good progress with instrumental and vocal learning in future years.
Pupils in Key Stage Two will receive a weekly session over two terms where they will receive tuition for playing the dood; a single-reed wind instrument with a mellow clarinet-like sound.
At the end of each academic year, pupils participate in an end of year WCET celebration concert.
Pupils in Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to learn to play other instruments such as the clarinet or flute. These lessons are provided by a private tutor and are charged accordingly.