At Suffolks Primary School, our music curriculum is designed to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages children to go on a musical journey during their time with us. We aim to build a love of music by exposing children to a diverse range of artists and genres as well as offering a wide range of musical instruments for them to explore.
We ensure that children listen to and respond to a wide range of music and give them genuine time to express their opinions and thoughts about a piece of music. During their time at Suffolks, children are taught how to play the recorder in Year 3 and the ukulele in Year 5. Children perform using these instruments to their parents in a Spring and Summer concert.
Throughout the year, the school hosts a range of performances from the Nursery Easter Bonnet parade; the Year 1 and 2 nativities; the Year 4 Easter performance to the Year 6 leavers' performance - all giving the children the experience of being performers.
At Christmas time, the school choir perform at the local church. We have made links with local secondary schools and their choirs to help inspire our children to love singing. Every term, children attend singing assemblies, where they learn a range of songs by heart including songs which use British Sign Language.