At BJS, we believe that all children have the opportunity to experience, achieve and enjoy the subject of music. Learning and teaching in music is not only based around the 4 areas of the national curriculum (listening, composing, performing and evaluating) but also forms part of our whole school cross–curricular approach to learning and teaching. We value music as a form of confidence building, expression, as a social subject and for enjoyment. It is also a way of artistically promoting our school and helps to unite the local community.
All children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 have weekly music lesson for between 40 and 60 minutes with either a specialist music teacher (in Year 4) or their class teacher. In these lessons children are provided with the opportunity to listen to various genres of music, to compose their own music and to play a wide variety of both tuned and un-tuned percussion. Instrumental and singing lessons are available to all children with the opportunity to learn drums, guitar, Piano, flute, recorder and violin.
All BJS children have the opportunity to join the school choir. The school choir allows children to sing both familiar and unfamiliar songs, and to put actions to the songs. Our school choir has taken part in many activities such as performing at the Temple Speech Rooms, our wonderful Christmas Fayres and our amazing Summer fayres to name but a few. Through these performances, the children gain memorable experiences that enhance their appreciation of music.
If you would like any further information about music please contact Mrs Stevens who is the school’s Music subject leader.