Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
At Appleby Primary School we foster a love for music. We encourage children to learn and share their musical talents throughout the year.
Key Stage 2 Choir including performing at Sparkle Day, School Christmas Fair, Age concern and Centre Parcs.
Key Stage 1 and Foundation Nativity performance
Whole school Carol service
Christmas Music Concert
Key Stage 2 Recorder Club
Class 4 Eden Big Sing
Class 5 and 6 End of Year Performance
Lessons are offered weekly lessons by our peripatetic teachers. Currently we offer Guitar, Violin and Brass. If your child is interested in learning to play an instrument please speak to a member of staff.
We enjoy singing as a school on Wednesday mornings in our Singing Assembly. This is also an opportunity for us the listen and appraise a range of music.
During the Autumn Term Keys stage 2 form a Choir learning and practising Christmas songs.
Charanga is a fantastic online resource that is used to teach music throughout the school. Each child is also provided with a username and password to access Charanga at home. Charanga is a safe online space where children can practise their instrument and learn more about music. Pupils can access resources used in the classroom and engage in music independently through this fun and interactive site.