Music is taught using a thematic approach using Charanga as the main scheme. Over the year, children will have the opportunity to listen and appraise, improvise and compose, play and perform and have an understanding of the history of music. Interests, seasonal music and links to other area of the curriculum are also considered to implement and support these themes. In some year groups the children learn to play an instrument using a whole class approach. Extracurricular music tuition is also offered to the children in KS2. The instruments currently being taught in this way are piano, guitar, violin, drums, trumpet, flute, saxophone and clarinet. We also welcome musical groups to perform as well as taking part in musical workshops.
We are delighted that our school has been awarded the Gold Award from Sunderland Music Hub for its contribution to music education. Also, we have been awarded Music Mark 2018-19.