Music allows children to develop artistic, creative and performance skills and these are taught both in use of the voice and instruments, individually and in ensembles. We promote and teach the appreciation of music in all its diversity, culture and history and also learn how to use appropriate music technology.
Music is taught weekly to all year groups. We follow the 'Charanga' music scheme in Key Stage One.
In Key Stage Two we offer the children the opportunity to learn how to play drums, clarinet and guitar as they move throughout the Key Stage. These instruments are taught by peripatetic teachers from Oxfordshire County Council and the Henley Music School.
We are proud that:
Children are offered the opportunity to learn a wide variety of instruments from specialists teachers.
We have a thriving school choir who regularly perform for the local community.
We organise a variety of other events each year to which families are invited or where we perform to members of our local community. These include our much celebrated annual Summer Concert, instrumental performances, choir concerts, performing in local events such as the Henley Youth Festival and the Spirit of Christmas and year group singing for example in our class led Celebration Assemblies each Friday.
After receiving tuition in school, peripatetic lessons can continue beyond the school day, either individually or in small groups. All children wishing to continue their instrument are given the opportunity and support to do so, including significantly reduced lesson prices and bursaries for those receiving pupil premium funding and bursaries available from The Henley Music School.