At Judith Kerr Primary School, music is an essential part of the broad and balanced education we offer. All classes have a weekly lesson with a specialist teacher where the National Curriculum objectives and / or Early Years Outcomes for music are covered. Each phase has a weekly singing assembly, including songs from a wide range of cultures and musical genres. As a German speaker, our music teacher is able also to support our second school language in class and through the songs and music children learn.
So that every child can try out a range of musical instruments, classes in Key Stages 1 and 2 learn a different instrument each year. The instruments currently on offer are the glockenspiel, recorder, samba drums, violin, ukulele, and keyboard. During these lessons, our children learn how to perform music of different styles and compose music incorporating the key elements of pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, dynamics, texture, and structure.
Pupils regularly showcase their progress through performances such as instrumental concerts, class assemblies and productions. We also partner with a number of outside organisations to enrich our music provision. The Junior Choir has taken part in concerts such as the Young Voices Concert at the O2 and the Music for Youth Regional Festival at the Southbank Centre. Year 3 are currently involved in a project to perform as part of a mass-choir at Cadogan Hall, Chelsea with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.