Key Stage 1
Year One receive a weekly 45-minute music lesson, which will cover a broad range of topics including singing, keyboards, percussion, both tuned and untuned, listening, music theory, music history, composition, dance, movement and musical theatre. In addition, children will work towards a Christmas show and have dedicated music time to prepare for this.
Year Two will be expanding on their skills and knowledge from Year One in continued weekly 45-minute music lessons.
Key Stage 2
Year Three will continue developing their knowledge of singing, keyboards, percussion, listening, music theory, music history, composition, dance, movement and musical theatre through weekly 45-minute lessons.
Year Four will be the first year where children will have the opportunity to be able to apply for free trombone, violin, clarinet, trumpet or double bass lessons; taught by peripatetic music specialists, which are funded partly by Medway Music Association and partly by the school. In addition to the free instrumental lessons, pupils are also able to join recorder club which together culminate in a full orchestral concert at the end of the academic year.
Year Five Children will be continuing to develop their musical skills in weekly 45-minute lessons, as well as continued opportunities for weekly instrumental lessons with external music specialists. Curriculum music lessons will take a more advanced look into music theory, in-depth listening across a range of musical periods from Medieval to modern day and a solid foundation to safe and healthy singing technique will be introduced.
Year Six will provide a unique opportunity for children to take part in the annual school musical. Weekly curriculum music lessons will continue, where children will have the opportunity to further develop and hone their knowledge and skills, particularly focusing on keyboards, singing with safe and healthy technique and a more advanced level of music theory. Children can continue to study musical instruments with external peripatetic specialists, and perform in the end of year summer concert showcasing what they have learnt. Instrument learners are encouraged to continue their studies in secondary school or privately beyond their primary education.