At John Harrox Primary School, we believe that high quality, structured music lessons will inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self- confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We do this using the Music Express scheme.
Children participate in a range of musical activities throughout their school careers to help them thrive within our Creative Outlook. They are encouraged to sing, compose, listen and appraise and use instruments in order to develop their creative skills. Through active listening, children’s awareness and understanding of the wider history of music is developed.
The children learn to sing solo and in ensemble with increasing confidence throughout their time at school. We do this through our various school concerts and year group plays. Our pupils develop their knowledge of the various dimensions of music and use this to play a variety of different tuned and untuned instruments. As their skills develop, children learn to respond to a variety of different stimuli and express their own feelings by creating compositions for performance through technology, and peer ensemble.
Through our extra-curricular provision, we provide pupils with the opportunity to learn to play a recorder, to sing in a choir and to have individual instrumental lessons. Parents are provided with information regarding instrumental tuition for which a payment is required. The County Peripatetic Music Service provides our music tutors.