At Bandon Hill we are passionate about music and believe that it is an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that music unlocks children’s creativity and is a “universal language” that is accessible to children of all academic abilities. Because of our commitment to music provision there is a widely resourced music room at both sites, and lessons are delivered by specialist music teachers in order to ensure that high quality music lessons are available to all.
Through practical music making, beginning in nursery, children learn skills in singing, listening, playing, composing and improvising. Children are also taught about a diverse range of musical traditions and genres taking into account their own cultural experiences. The curriculum is built on the unique progression of musical skills and knowledge, and aims to develop a secure understanding of the elements of music including rhythm, pitch, dynamics, timbre and duration. Singing is a vital part of musical learning and all pupils are given a variety of opportunities to sing and perform to different audiences at school including weekly “Singing Assemblies”, Harvest Festival, Easter and our popular carol concerts held at local churches. Children of all singing abilities are given the opportunity to join one of the school choirs, which perform at a variety of community events.
We are committed to supporting Peripatetic music lessons at Bandon Hill and a wide range of instrumental tuition is offered by peripatetic teachers including piano, guitar, ukulele flute and singing. We are delighted that this value we place on music provision has been recognised and as such Bandon Hill have been awarded a Music Mark for the last two years.
Click here to see our skills progression document
BBC Ten Pieces - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces
Music Mark #Candomusic - https://www.musicmark.org.uk/resources/resource-category/candomusic/
Classics for Kids - https://www.classicsforkids.com/
Sutton Music Service - https://suttonmusicservice.org.uk/