What does music look like at Chilvers?
At Chilvers we are committed to embedding music into every child's education; each child engages quality musical education from their entry in Nursery until the end of Key Stage 1 in Year 2. Principally, we try to incorporate music into our daily activities and it is used to enhance the teaching of the core curriculum. We refine our singing skills in our weekly whole-school singing practices and all the children have the opportunity to perform to an audience at concerts throughout the year. The children particularly love performing in the schools Christmas musicals or Spring Parade.
Music lessons at Chilvers encourage our pupils to experiment, select and combine sounds to create music that they are proud of. We explore tuned and untuned instruments to add depth to these compositions. Incorporating music into our topic-based approach, our children explore music from lots of different cultures and genres in times. We build a bank of musical terminology that we practice using to curiously discuss, describe and question the music that we hear around us every day.
The school strives to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in extra-curricular musical activities. For example, our Key Stage 1 pupils have the opportunity to take part in our school choir or boomwaker clubs. The children can also take part in fantastic Rock Steady clubs where they learn how to be in their very own rock band!