At Plaxtol Primary School, we especially value the importance of music and drama in developing confidence in our pupils and allowing them to express themselves in a creative way. All pupils sing regularly either in class or as a school in assembly. The perform to an audience at Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter and in school drama productions in KS1 and KS2.
Class 4 take part in the biggest children’s choir in the World at London’s O2 for ‘Young Voices’ as well as performing these songs for parents. As part of the Music Plus initiative, annually Year 4 have weekly lessons to learn the ukulele and perform in assembly to their parents.
From September 2021, we are going to block the teaching of music in classes. This will mean that a music specialist will teach hour long music lessons weekly to Class 2 in the Terms 1/ 4, Class 3 in Terms 2/5 and Class 4 in Terms 3 /6. The knowledge and skills learnt will be revisited to ensure that children retain it in their long term memory.
There will be a music theme for assemblies every short term, and children will be encouraged to identify and discuss what they have heard.