At Emsworth Primary School we believe Music is an important subject through which children can express themselves. Music has a high profile in our school and as well as children having a weekly whole class music lesson they are encouraged to take advantage of the various extra-curricular music opportunities available. Strong links with Hampshire Music Service enable us to offer specialist tuition in woodwind, piano/keyboard and strings with visiting teachers from the service. Pupils are encouraged to reach high standards, thus gaining confidence in playing and performing. Each year we see pupils taking external music examinations as well as performing in music concerts throughout the year. Classical music lessons are a primary focus at Emsworth Primary School, however we realise that formal tuition is not for every child therefore we also offer world-influenced drumming (Friday 3:15-4:15) and the recent addition of Rocksteady, which will provide children the exciting opportunity for children to play as part of their very own rock band!
Throughout their time with us, we strive to provide children with a wide range of musical opportunities to experience music in different forms such a singing, performing and composing. All children sing together daily in assembly. Each Christmas, children take part in a Christmas Performance for parents and members of the community. This is an ideal opportunity for children to learn and enjoy music together as a larger group. We now do three different shows- Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2! At the end of Year 6, all children have the chance to perform in an end of year production. The children thoroughly enjoy working together to produce a show and this gives them a memorable ending to their primary school music experience.
The school choir of 30 children have choir practise every Tuesday at 3:15-4:15 with Miss George and Fiona (pianist). The choir perform regularly in the community at events from larger ones such as the Harvest and Christmas Town Square services to singing for local businesses and nursing homes. Please feel free to come along and support us!
Here are some photos of us enjoying making music in the music room:
Music Curriculum Topic Outline
|Music||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Year R||Exploring Sound||Rainbow Fish||Dragon Dance||The Weather||On the Beach||On the Beach|
|Year 1||Developing the Elements||As Cold as Ice||Portsmouth||The Weather||World Music Africa||The Great Fire of London|
|Year 2||Exploring Pulse and Rhythm||Lest we Forget/ Snow||The Storm/Twister||Samba||Jelly Roll Blues||Sorbet|
|Year 3||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me|
|Year 4||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me||Listen to Me|
|Year 5||Exploring Music for Dramatic Effect||Stomp Junk Music||Using Keyboards/Aquarium||Gods||Jigging Backwards and Forwards||Eleanor Rigby|
|Year 6||Nanuma||Britain since 1931||Funky Fives||Counting in 7||Song Writing Activities||BBC Ten Pieces|
Music Extra-Curricular Outline