At Horsell C of E Junior School, we aim to spark a lifelong love of music in the children regardless of their background or existing knowledge. Each child is given the opportunity to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
The school promotes music through quality music lessons, an orchestra, a dedicated music room for visiting intrumental tutors, and a flourishing choir. We celebrate the role of music and deepen children’s understanding by focusing on a different composer, or piece of music, each month.
We further foster musical appreciation by encouraging the children to perform solo or group pieces in a variety of different contexts throughout the school year. All of our children are given the opportunity to learn the trombone or trumpet when they are in Year 4 which is delivered as part of Surrey Arts Tuning Up programme.
Music is used creatively throughout the curriculum whether to embed learning or to settle and ground children during transitions and mindfulness practices. Horsell Junior aims to create a new generation of musicians, who have the confidence to express themselves through the medium of music.
Please click on the document below to find out about the knowledge and skills taught in Music across the Key Stage.