Music gives all children the ability to express themselves creatively and with imagination. At Great Missenden we want to inspire a love of music, we want the children to enjoy learning and we want every child to have the opportunity to be part of a musical performance.
What does music look like at Great Missenden School?
- Every child receives at a minimum a 1 hour dedicated music lesson each week delivered by a specialist music teacher
- A progressive approach is taken and children learn to listen, understand, compose and play music from reception upwards, with skills and knowledge increasing year on year
- We teach music theory, aural recognition and include the Kodaly method with certain activities
- We take a very practical approach to the learning and children will sing and/or play instruments in every music lesson
- Whole class practical musicianship is taught in music lessons throughout KS1 and KS2 (Drumming, samba band, ukulele, classroom percussion)
- Throughout their time at the school children are exposed to a huge range of different musical genres and styles from all over the globe - past and present
- Music lessons will be linked to year group learning and projects as an extension of class topic lessons
- Music is an integral part of all cultures and it opens up an avenue for cross curricular learning whilst providing the opportunity to bring a topic to life
- All children have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular musical activities in the form of lunchtime or after school clubs.
- KS2 children have the opportunity to take instrumental lessons if they wish. These lessons are delivered during school time by teachers from the Bucks Music Trust (BTM)