Classroom Music Lessons
Every class has music lessons for 45 minutes per week with music specialist, Eugenie Middleton. In these lessons, the children are immersed in a holistic learning experience, which incorporates a mixture of singing, music games, rhythm and body percussion, movement, dance, drama and instrumental playing.
All lessons are linked to the syndicate PYP central ideas and concepts. This ensures cohesion between the classroom learning outcomes and music learning objectives.
Throughout their time at school, all students will experience playing a wide range of un-tuned percussion instruments, ukulele, marimba and xylophone, recorder, boom whackers, djembe and bucket drums. Having experiences playing all of these instruments by the time they have graduated Year 3 and 4, then they can choose to extend themselves by joining a senior music enrichment group. There are many groups to belong to and lots of opportunities for children regardless of their musical level. The philosophy is about inclusion and providing positive, crystallising experiences for as many children as we can to promote a life-long love of music and the arts.