Music is an important part of our school. We believe it helps to build pupils' self-esteem and self discipline and leads to higher standards across the curriculum. We are a Music Mark school for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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 our year group singing assemblies where children practise songs from all cultures, delivered by a specialist teacher from the Luton Music Service.
We look forward to Mrs Coombes music lessons and singing assemblies each week. This term for our topic 'Happy Mind, Happy Me', we have been exploring how music makes us feel and learning a song based on this theme. In addition, pupils will be exploring healthy eating through repeated melodies and songs.