Music is taught throughout the school by both music specialists, class teachers and teaching assistants. Our music curriculum follows the North Tyneside Music Scheme which provides a varied and rich music curriculum. We use Charanga, an online musical resource, to enhance the first hand music teaching and learning available within school. Currently recorder and ukulele are taught to KS2 pupils as wider opportunities in curriculum time with peripatetic staff offering the following instrumental tuition for an additional cost:- guitar, keyboard, trumpet, violin, clarinet, flute and drumming lessons to children from Year 2 onwards. We have an active choir and school band, who perform both within school and within the wider community. Annual school productions take place at various points in the school year. Recent productions have included a Panto- ‘crime’, Grease, Joseph and Bugsy Malone.
School Band and Recorder
The school band meets once per week on a Wednesday evening and children have the opportunity to learn to play other percussion instruments in addition to their main instrument. Twice a year we join together with bands from other local schools to form a collaborative band and perform two pieces together. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to perform as a larger ensemble and enjoy working with other children from local schools.
Children from Year three have the opportunity to further develop their recorder skills in an extra curricular club.