Primary Music

In each of Years 1-4 your child will have two, separate, 40 minute lessons of Music each week. These are class lessons, taken by a specialist Music teacher, with the support of a well trained assistant.

Specialist Music Teaching at Primary

In each of Years 1-4 your child will have two, separate, 40 minute lessons of Music each week. These are class lessons, taken by a specialist Music teacher, with the support of a well trained assistant.

In Year Five and Six, your child’s exposure to the subject is less as it becomes part of a half-yearly rotation of a larger group of subjects :

Year 5
First half of school year: Drama, Art
Second half of school year: Design Technology, Music

Year 6
First half of the year: Music , Design Technology
Second half of school year: Drama, Art

As students enter the Secondary School, in Year 7, they will than have Music as a full course subject for 80 minutes per week, throughout the year.

What are the goals of the Music programme in Primary?

Primary Years Programme (PYP) inquiries and learning concepts are combined with the development various musical skills through activity-rich lessons. Rhythmic training, pitching, note-reading and motor-coordination are learnt via games, songs, creative projects, performances, written work and discussions.

In Years 3 & 4, a recorder syllabus is taught to introduce students to a concrete instrumental discipline. Primary music lessons are conducted twice a week for each class and taught by a music specialist.

Primary Years Programme (PYP) inquiries and learning concepts are combined with the development various musical skills through activity-rich lessons.