At Grange we recognise the value of music; it is a vital means of expressing ourselves. We give our children regular musical opportunities, whether through the focused teaching of music; listening to a wide variety of musical genres; singing in class; or in weekly singing assemblies.
Specialist music teachers offer our children high quality music lessons which involve singing and the playing of a variety of instruments, including tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. Currently Year 3 children learn to play the recorder and Year 4 children learn to play African drums. These sessions culminate in an annual concert, performed for friends and family members. Our aim is that our children will gain a progressive sense of rhythm and musicality, while expanding their musical vocabulary.
We also offer our KS2 children a ‘Choir Club’ which performs at local events such as the annual ‘Totally Thames’ Festival. The choir has also performed at our local residential care home and at local events to raise money for charities, such as Marie Curie Cancer Care.