Music at Goat Lees Primary School
We are a musical school! In addition to whole class music in every year group, we also offer tuition in keyboard, drums, guitar, violin, flute and trumpet. Our aim is to give all our children the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. With this in mind, we fund part of the cost so that this can be enjoyed by all who would like to learn. If your child has lessons, there are instruments available to hire from us so your child can also practice at home.
Our children also learn to play instruments in their whole class music lessons; Cashmere class (Yr4) learn how to play the ukulele. Billy class (YrR) are keen performers and delight us every year with their wonderful singing and performing in the Christmas Nativity. Music is part of their education from day 1 where they sing and dance regularly as well as explore sounds with percussion instruments. Angora (Yr1) and Alpine classes (Yr2) follow the Charanga Scheme which is a highly accredited resource through Kent Music Initiative and they have a weekly class lesson in singing and playing musical instruments. In term 1, Year 1 will be learning about The Carnival of the Animals and Year 2 will be looking at The Nutcracker Suite. If you would like to see our curriculum overview for music, please click here.
Also in term 1, Pygmy class (Yr6) look at Space inspired music with a focus on Gustav Holst who wrote The Planets suite and the music of Dr Who. Pygora class (Yr5) look at the Romantic music of Antonin Dvorak, exploring his New World Symphony. Kinder class (Yr3) learn all about Baroque music by exploring Bach’s Toccata and Fugue.
All classes enjoy listening to music and learning about styles throughout history and across the world. We have visiting musicians who come to share their talents with us and have enjoyed the ‘Bach to the Future’ Roadshow and an African Drumming workshop.
We regularly take part in music events around Kent and London and join with other schools to celebrate our children’s achievements. These include collaborations with other local schools as well as the well known Young Voices choir concert at the O2.
Music room built by http://www.green-modular.com/
Just a few notes:
- If your child is borrowing an instrument from the school they will be given their instrument soon after commencing lessons. If your child is using their own instrument please make sure they bring it in on the correct day.
- When committing to instrumental lessons, parents are asked to sign an agreement with the school. This is available on request. The agreement outlines the schools policy on instrumental lessons at school.
- Payment for lessons should be made via sQuid at the beginning of term.