What is Music?
The new National Curriculum set out it aims for Music to ensure all pupils:
· Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
· Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
· Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
At Shakespeare Junior School, every child takes part in an hour of high quality Music lessons every week, with the opportunity to extend this through music lessons.
How does it look at SJS?
We are fortunate to have access to a large music room which is sound proofed at Shakespeare Junior School. This music room has a range of instruments including xylophones, keyboards, drum kit and percussion. Year 4 also have the opportunity to be part of Listen 2 Me (one term per class). This is when an outside agency comes into our school, to teach a class a range of instruments which they then perform to parents.
We also offer private music lessons for a range of instruments including guitars, violins, drums and piano.
Listen 2 Me concert: