• Music is an integral part of school life and is key to offering our children a broad and varied curriculum of study from our pupils in Reception to Year 6.

    Our music curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop a love for music and equip them with key skills, knowledge and understanding to appreciate and enjoy a wide range of music.

    Music develops a range of important skills within a child such as listening and evaluation skills as well as developing fine and gross motor control. Children learn how music is created and produced, understanding core musical concepts such as pitch, tempo and dynamics. Children use musical instruments, such as recorders and glockenspiels and digital technology to compose and perform short compositions.

    Music is taught in a fun, interactive and practical way, with children studying both contemporary and classical music, traditional music by British composers as well as music from a range of cultures.

    Opportunities over and above our core music curriculum offer are given to all pupils at Eversley Primary School through a range of music activities and provision such as:

    • weekly keyboard lessons for all children in Year 4;
    • a weekly school choir for children in Key Stage 2;
    • peripatetic teaching of a range of woodwind and stringed instruments such as saxophone and violin; and keyboard, available for children in both Key Stage 1 and 2;
    • singing in assemblies daily;
    • our weekly ‘Song of the Week’ played in our daily assemblies which showcase a wide range of culturally important classical and modern pieces of music from great composers and musicians, across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions;
    • learning songs to sing to perform in special assemblies and performances to mark a range of festivals and celebrations such as harvest, Christmas and Easter;
    • percussion groups performing accompaniment to songs in our harvest assembly and Christmas nativity plays;
    • a range of extra-curricular clubs across all year groups, including both an Infant and Junior Choir, recorder club and glockenspiel club;
    • taking part in local music festivals in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and the Junior Choir performing as part of Young Voices at the O2 in London
      visits from educational music groups and workshops such as African drumming and steel drums.