We want to engage and inspire our children to develop a love of music and music making. Through music, we want our children to increase their creativity, sense of achievement and self-confidence, whilst developing their musical skills in listening, performing and composing.
Music is taught within classes and is largely based on the “Music Express” scheme. This scheme includes opportunities for learning new songs, building in complexity as voice control develops, listening and appraising music and simple composition tasks.
Our Year 3 and 4 children take part in “Sing On”, a Bedford Borough event. For 10 weeks, a specialist singing teacher visits to teach our children. They then take part in a massed choir concert at Bedford Corn Exchange.
We have a visiting music specialist who delivers termly whole school music days.
A peripatetic music teacher visits weekly to teach children on the violin and piano.
All of our children take part in whole school singing events, including our Harvest Festival. Our Early Years and Key Stage 1 children put on a Christmas nativity performance each year and our Key Stage 2 children a Summer Term production.
Wherever possible we invite professional musicians in to perform for our children. By doing this we aim to inspire children and to realise that music is something to be enjoyed by us all.