Lessons are taught by teachers or teaching assistants weekly. We use the Music Express online scheme of work and supplement this with further opportunities for singing together, playing a variety of musical instruments and composing music.
As well as having access to a wide range of percussion instruments, we provide each year group in Key Stage 1 and 2 with the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument.
Year 1- Glockenspiel/ Xylophone
Year 2- Ocarinas
Year 3- Bamboo Tamboo
Year 4- Cello or Violin
Year 5- Bamboo Tamboo
Year 6- Recorders
For hygiene reasons, each child in Year 2 and 6 are given a brand new Ocarina/ Recorder which is theirs to keep.
A special thanks to our PTA for funding these instruments for our children!
Year 4 are taught to play the violin or cello through the Wider Opportunities scheme with Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership. This is at no cost to parents.
The children are then given the opportunity in Year 5 and 6 to continue to play the violin or cello or even to learn how to play the cornet.
A fee is charged by Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership for these lessons.
Playing our instruments alongside the World Famous Halle Orchestra in 2018! Singing with thousands of other children at Young Voices Birmingham in 2019.