Music

‘Music for Every Child’

Every child at St Margaret’s CE Primary School engages in quality music education from their entry into Foundation Stage until the end of KS2 in Year 6.  In the early Years, music is incorporated consistently into daily routines and is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum, in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject.  In KS1 and KS2, pupils participate in regular music assemblies and a one hour curriculum music lesson with a Music specialist teacher from the Lincolnshire Music Service (https://www.lincsmusicservice.org/toolkit/toolkit.php). The children also give musical performances to audiences each term.

In addition over 34% of children in the school are currently receiving small group or one to one instrument tuition. Currently children taking up this provision are learning to play the piano, violin and/or the cello. The school uses pupil premium money to subsidise lesson for some pupils – please contact the school for more details.

Aspiration and Inspiration

At St Margaret’s, we believe that as part of providing a high quality musical education, pupils must be provided the opportunity to be inspired by professional musicians in a wide range of musical genres.  As such, we provide numerous opportunities throughout the academic year for pupils to work with professional musicians to improve their own practice and to attend live performances at world-class venues.  In 2016-17 for example the children were able to see a variety of soloists including pianists and harpists as well as quartets and travelled to London to see ‘The Lion King’ at the Lyceum.