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Music Lead:

Mrs Nicholson

We aim to develop in children the ability to listen to and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. Through active involvement in different forms of music making children also develop their individual creative talents and a sense of group identity and togetherness. There is a strong Computing link with school wide use of the Charanga programme, and the development of an ipad band.
School has a set of samba drums, used with tuition under the Wider Opportunities Programme, and a class set of ukuleles as well a large collection of percussion instruments. Musical performances form an integral part of class assemblies throughout the school year, while regular hymn practice introduces children to a wide range of religious and spiritual songs.
The school choir, made up of volunteers who enjoy singing, has been a regular performer at the Longbenton Music Festival over the last 25 years. 
Instrument tuition - recorders and violins - is available from peripatetic teachers payable half termly in advance.

Progression in Music

North Tyneside “New Beginnings” music project 2021



The whole school took part in the project which involved developing a musical response to the Charlie Mackesy book The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse. 
Each class took an illustration and quote from the book and composed a soundscape or a piece of music to represent the theme. 

A video was produced of the school’s contribution which was released as part of a North Tyneside Music Education Hub online performance on YouTube.

North Tyneside “New Beginnings” project 2021


Music clubs