Music is taught across the school and lessons are tied in with each of the class topics wherever possible. Class music lessons use a variety of stimuli as a starting point for compositions and children have a wide choice of classroom percussion instruments. There are many opportunities to listen, appraise, compose and perform, and all children sing regularly within their class and as a whole school. As a school, we follow the English Model Music Charanga scheme to ensure that our children have many opportunities to listen to, appraise, compose with, learn and then perform the songs from a variety of different genres of music.
Whole school singing on a Thursday afternoon fully supports our Values-based Education, and includes songs from other cultures, action songs, harmony songs, ‘pop’ songs as well as traditional hymns.
We have a school choir currently open to KS2 children. There are many opportunities for the choir to perform throughout the school year, and you can often see them at school celebrations and fetes. Last term we particularly enjoyed carol singing at the Kingstone Sunshine Club. Many children learn instruments taught peripatetically. Instruments currently being taught are: guitar, piano, voice, trumpet and violin. These teachers teach instrumental lessons at both the Kingstone High School and Primary School, meaning children are able to keep the same teacher as they transition to the High School.
If your child is interested in having 1:1 music lessons, please express your interest at the school office.
We are also excited to announce that soon, some of our classes in KS2 will be learning to play an instrument!
The English Model Music Curriculum:
Our visit from The Swan Orchestra
Music at Kingstone
The document below outlines the music that will be taught in each year group, each half term.