At King's Wood, Music is a popular and valued part of the curriculum and overall learning experience for all of our children.
Core Music Education:
The core music curriculum is built up in themes:
- Playing and performing
- Improvisation and composition
- Music through the ages (with a focus of listening to, and appraising, a wide variety of music)
Additionally, musical theory (the 'Interrelated Dimensions of Music') is interwoven throughout these units.
Children in all year groups have at least 30 minutes of music timetabled per week; in addition children in Key Stage one have Singing Assembly once per week and children in Key Stage Two have a music assembly focusing on music history and interrelated dimensions. Children also have the opportunity to perform to their peers in assemblies.
All year groups have a performance each year, giving further opportunities to learn and perform songs and - for those who are confident - the chance to sing solo.
A music week is planned for the summer term to give pupils a chance to watch visiting musicians and ensembles perform at school.
Each year group from Reception to Y6 learns about a family of instruments and how to play them. To support this learning, we run exciting workshops - often led by visiting musicians, which expose children to a wide variety of opportunities including Ukulele, Steel Pan, Violin, Pipe Organ and African drums.
Extra Curricular Music:
All children have the opportunity to learn instruments as part of the core curriculum. For those wishing to further their skills, we offer:
- violin lessons
- guitar lessons
- ukulele club
We will be working hard to extend this offer throughout the year.
For further detail, please find a copy of the letter sent out at the beginning of Autumn 2022 here.