At West Twyford Primary School we value music. Music is taught by a subject specialist and we are pleased to have been awarded a Music Mark. We are also a Silver Singing School for which West Twyford was the Lead School in a multi-school project and hosted a series of singing workshops and concerts. In addition our KS2 pupils have successfully performed in the Music For Youth festival including performing in the National Festival in Birmingham.
EYFS and KS1 pupils use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and performing chants and rhymes. They play tuned and untuned instruments. Year 2 pupils have the opportunity to lean to play descant recorder. Pupils listen to live and recorded music and compose their own graphic scores.
All KS2 pupils learn to play an instrument as follows: Year 3 – J Sax, Year 4 – Ukulele, Year 5 –Djembe and Year 6 – Keyboard.
All KS2 pupils have the opportunity to perform in solo and ensemble contexts including regular concerts. They sing confidently and play with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. Pupils improvise and compose music and use and understand musical (staff) notation. They have opportunities to experience live and recorded music from diverse cultural backgrounds, to take part in music workshops led by professional musicians, and to learn about the history of music.