We aim to inspire a love of music in all children and it is an integral part of school life at Marshgate Primary School. Weekly class music lessons are planned to engage all children, irrespective of ability or previous experience. During lessons, they have the opportunity to improvise, compose and perform using a full set of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. They also listen to and appraise music from a wide range of cultures and historical periods.
Singing also plays an important part in the children’s musical development. As well as singing in lessons, they take part in weekly singing assemblies. The school ensures there are numerous opportunities for children to perform in front of an audience ranging from assemblies, whole school and local community events.
All children also have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments. In Year 4 they receive free instrumental tuition during the autumn term as part of the ‘Wider Opportunities’ programme taught by Richmond Music Trust (please see link below). In addition there is a wide range of specialist instrumental tuition provided by Richmond Music Trust available from Year 1 onwards. Children can also participate in extra-curricular music including a non-selective choir, orchestra, string ensemble and a music technology club.
Please also see the Music Notes page of this school website.