Curriculum

MUSIC

We are passionate about music at the school. Children will experience a range of different musical opportunities throughout their 7 year journey at the school, including a music curriculum that teaches skills in listening to and responding to music, making connections between genres, artists and instruments, participation and composition, and an understanding of the basics behind musical notation and orchestration. Children will be taught how to listen deeply, consider the purpose and history behind music, the emotions and feelings of composers and artists that create music, and how to use this in their own pieces of music. Children will acquire a progressive level of skills in playing a recorder, and be given opportunity to learn how to play a wide range of instruments from peripatetic teacher and wider curriculum experiences. Children will be given opportunity to develop their voice, participate in local and national competitions and events, for the choir, band and smaller ensembles, combining music with drama and art for affect.

The Choir

The school has four choirs; Y2, Y3/4, Y5/6 and the 30 choir.   Auditions are held in September for the next academic year.  The choirs meet during lunch and break times each week. 

The choirs regularly take part in external competitions such as the Oundle and Peterborough Music Festivals of music and performances with the Stamford Choral Society. 

The choir is led by our Choir Director Mrs Vicki Mills. 

In School Music Tuition 

To provide the children with a wide range of musical opportunities the school offers a range of lessons with external specialist.  These are at an additional cost, which is paid directly to the tutor. 

If your child is interested in any music lessons please contact the office.  

 

Years

Teacher

Guitar

Y3 – Y6

Mr Scott McEwan

Piano

Y3 – Y6

Mr Anthony Shiels

Drums

Y3 – Y6

Mr Steve Andrews

Clarinet

Y4 – Y6

Mrs Ruth Smith

Recorder

Y1 – Y6

Mrs Ruth Smith

Saxophone

Y4 – Y6

Mrs Ruth Smith

Violin

FS – Y6

Mrs Justyna Galkowska

Voice

FS – Y6

Mrs Justyna Galkowska