From the action songs of the youngest children to the more complex music making of the older children, music has a vital part to play in children’s education. Every child has the opportunity to experience and enjoy music through performance, composition, appreciation, participation and listening. They are encouraged to see music as an important form of communication in daily life and in different cultures, and to develop their own musical interests.
At Stonesfield School, music lessons follow the Charanga Scheme of work. In addition to the Charanga curriculum, children also learn to play instruments. In 2023-24, Years 3 and 4 are learning to play Djembe drums and Years 5 and 6 learn to play the ukulele. The school also has a guitar teacher, Mrs Fox who visits the school weekly and children are able to pay for her tuition.
Stonesfield School also takes part in a number of musical events to raise the profile of music and give the children the chance to perform. In 2023, we attended the Big Summer Sing and In January 2024 we are attending the Young Voices Choir at the Wembley Area. We also hold an annual event at school called Musical Allsorts where all children are encouraged to take part in a performance.