Music is an important part of our school. Throughout key stage one pupils are taught how to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They also learn how to play tuned and untuned instruments musically and how to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music. A wide variety of planned opportunities enable children to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music. All pupils in key stage one receive a weekly music lesson from a specialist music teacher.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, pupils listen carefully to rhymes and songs, paying attention to how they sound. They learn some verses by heart using call and response. When singing songs by heart they talk about words in repeated phrases with a refrain or verse.
Music and singing are encouraged in all classes throughout the school. This is achieved through year group singing assemblies where children practice songs from all cultures, delivered by a specialist teacher from the Luton Music Service.
As part of our home learning we have still been able to enjoy our weekly music lessons from the amazing Mrs Coombes. We have been able to share our weekly singing routines and topic related songs with our families.
Luton Music Service deliver music sessions to all Key Stage One pupils in conjunction with this scheme of work. They also deliver weekly whole school music assemblies.