Music lessons are engaging, active and inspire pupils from all abilities and backgrounds to participate in the curriculum. We have a cross-curricular approach to the teaching of music.
Music skills are built up from years 3-6 using the Charanga scheme where progression throughout the units of work reinforces the interrelated dimensions of music. New learning always starts with the foundation of pulse, rhythm and pitch adding new dimensions as they progress (dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and notation).
Music plays a very important role in community cohesion. Our school choir visits the Day Centre and the Dementia Café to sing, much to the delight of those communities. The choir also sings at the Tenterden Christmas Market, the Christmas Tree festival in a local village Church; and the Summer Fayre. They have attended Young Voices at the O2 for the past six years, and annually enter the Lion’s Choir competition (winning the competition in 2016). Pupils in Year 4 all have the opportunity to learn the ukulele which are sources and is taught by Kent Music School.
The whole school takes part in our Christmas performance through acting and songs in St Mildreds Church.