The teaching of music is based upon the fact that it is a creative and social art to be enjoyed and can support social, emotional and psychological development.
At Midfield Primary School, all pupils have the opportunity to enjoy musical experiences through listening, singing, dance and by playing instruments. Pupil's musical experiences have been broadened through music workshops and our Music Garden. The outdoor Music Garden is a bespoke area filled with a variety of tuned and untuned percussion, which our pupils use regularly throughout the course of the year.
Our music department is run by Miss Beckingham, our specialist music teacher, who ensures that pupils have the best opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in this area of the curriculum as well as taking our singing assemblies and our school choir.
Music is taught as part of the curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. At EYFS and KS1, children cover all areas of the National Curriculum through music and movement, using percussion and singing. At Key Stage 2, every child has the opportunity to play Ukulele and have class lessons for at least one term a year. This will enable each child to develop musicianship skills and advance in one instrument.
Choir have many opportunities to perform. Over the past year we have sung with other schools at concerts with Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT) and Young Voices. We have also performed at school fayres and a selection of school concerts. We are looking forward to singing with BYMT and other schools at the Churchill Theatre at the beginning of next half term.