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Music

Our school provides opportunities for developing children’s ability to listen, compose, appreciate and perform accurately a wide range of music using voice and instruments, through a programme of planned music lessons and clubs. We have a weekly singing assembly.

 

Every child will have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument and the school invests in employing specialist teachers from Norfolk Music Hub to deliver whole class instrumental tuition.

 

Private guitar and violin lessons are also available through the Music Service. Choristers, guitarists and violinists have opportunities to perform to audiences at our assemblies and church services.

 

The main aims of the music curriculum are to ensure children:

·         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.

 

Children are taught skills via four major musical strands :-

  1. Performing Skills - controlling sounds through singing and playing
  2. Composing Skills - creating and developing musical ideas
  3. Appraising Skills - responding and reviewing
  4. Listening Skills - listening to a variety of music and applying knowledge and understanding

 

Performing Arts

We put on a whole-school production every Christmas with every child in the school playing a part on stage. Year 6 students also produce a play at the end of the summer term which is shared with parents and carers. There is a performing arts club which has performed on stage in a real theatre to a real audience of the general public. We have a choir, led by an experienced singing leader, who perform to local villagers, parents, in church and on stage at the Norfolk Show. The school has an outdoor stage to encourage creativity in performing arts and one of our PE staff is a degree-qualified dance instructor who runs our after-school dance club.

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