Our aim is that the children all have fun and become happy, competent music makers.
Here is a brief summary of some of the aspects of the music curriculum that the pupils study here at Green Street Green Primary School.
Starting with our youngest pupils; reception pupils have a 30 minute music lesson each week. The year starts with class drumming, chanting, which then moves into song, movement and pitch work. In addition we learn to stamp, clap and move in time to the music.
Years 1 and 2 have a 40 minute music lesson each week and we start to learn basic rhythmical musical notation. The children learn to read, write and play simple rhythm patterns on our un-tuned percussion instruments. By the time the children move to Year 3 they are ready to learn to play a musical instrument and learn how to read notated music. All pupils study the recorder and enjoy improvising as well as being taught music formally. This work continues into Year 4 with the children extending their skills on xylophones and boom whackers.
In Years 5 and 6 the children work at a specially adapted music, drama and literacy programme. They have longer weekly lessons and our study focus changes from term to term. The children love the freedom to express themselves and through this innovation it raises their confidence in experimenting with words, actions and music.
Underpinning the music at GSG are seven extra curricular music and drama clubs, which run before school at 8am and at lunchtimes. These clubs are Junior Choir, School Orchestra, String Ensemble, Recorder Consort, Drumming Clubs, Flute Choir and Physical Theatre Club.