At Greenfields we provide a broad, balanced and progressive music curriculum which is integrated into other areas of the curriculum where appropriate.
We use the North Tyneside Music online ‘Charanga’ programme which is an interactive ICT package to deliver music lessons in an innovative and engaging way. As well as these music lessons, children sing each week in assembly and as part of school performances and productions.
Each child is recognised as having different abilities and aptitudes. Children are encouraged to make individual progress during music lessons through a range of activities, irrespective of their starting level.
This year all of the children in Year 5, have a ukulele lesson each week, led by a music specialist from North Tyneside as part of the Wider Opportunities scheme.
Lee Brown, a music specialist came to do a ‘Singing Day’ with the whole school. Reception and KS1 children learnt ‘Little Red Tractor’ and KS2 children learnt a verse each of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. The day ended with a whole school performance.
Every Thursday, we have a whole school singing assembly. Sometimes we learn new songs (some with actions!) and sometimes we practice old ones, then we start or end all of our other assemblies in the week with a song to put us in a good mood and set us up for the day! Singing really is an integral part of our school day at Greenfields.
Sometimes, we even get PB’s in music!
There is currently a Musical Theatre after-school club for children in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. They are working towards a performance of Oliver Twist in the summer term, which everyone is very excited about!