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Music

Music: More than just sound
We love music at Monkhouse. Through the support of a specialist musician, lessons are engaging and hands on.  In KS1 and KS2, pupils participate in music assemblies and a curriculum music lesson with a Music specialist teaching alongside a member of school staff. In the Early Years, music is incorporated into daily routines and is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject in Reception.

Class music sessions

Musical Games

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Class Music Making

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Learning to find and play notes on a glockenspiel - A & B in the right order at the right time to make music

Whole School Singing

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The children enjoy developing rhythm in whole school singing

Our wider opportunities programme is totally inclusive. Pupils from a whole year group learn music through singing, musical games and learning to play the ukulele instrument taught by specialist instrumental teacher working alongside school staff. As a whole class activity it offers opportunity for all.

  • Music lessons deliver all the main elements of the music curriculum and CPD for the class teacher or teaching assistant, who also learns to play an instrument alongside the children.

  • Team teaching alongside professional musicians is a stimulating experience for many teachers.

  • Working together co-operatively, listening to each other and teamwork skills are enhanced throughout the programme.

Children Performing and Visiting Musicians

At Monkhouse, we believe that as part of providing a quality musical education, pupils must be provided the opportunity to be inspired by professional musicians in a range of musical genres.  As such, we aim to provide opportunities throughout the academic year for pupils to work with musicians to improve their own practice and to attend live performances at a variety of other venues.

Performing as part of a group for the Christingle Service

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Using technology to make music

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The children enjoy exploring Garage Band to recreate their own versions of popular songs.

The School Choir

Children from Yr 2 are welcome to join the school choir which meets once per week. They enjoy singing as a group and performing at local and regional events.

The School Choir Performing

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Paid Music Tuition Available in School - the school allows peripatetic music teachers, who have been approved by the Local Authority, to teach instrumental lessons during the school day. The cost of these lessons varies ( depending on a 1:1 lesson or a group lesson) and is paid for by individual parents. Should any child wish to learn an instrument, the school will support parents by finding an appropriate tutor to work in school and has the following instruments which could be loaned, free of charge, whilst undertaking instrumental lessons:- flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin and cello.

The attached letters contain information from current peripatetic staff teaching in school regarding contracts and costs.

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