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We use an exciting website called Charanga Musical School in all our music lessons. This helps to teach musical knowledge and skills through learning to sing, play instruments, improvise and compose to many different pieces of music from different genres throughout history, including rock and pop! We perform in class at the end of every lesson. Please scroll down to see Key Stage 2 videos.


In Key Stage 1 children learn about key musical concepts through singing and playing percussion instruments including djembe drums and glockenspiels. 


All Key Stage 2 children learn how to play the recorder in Year 3. From there they continue to develop their musical knowledge through singing and playing a variety of instruments, including glockenspiels, keyboards, various percussion instruments and steel pans.


Children in Key Stage 2 also have the opportunity to access Charanga Music World at home to support and enhance their musical learning.


Extra-Curricular Music


Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to sing in a choir after school and in Year 6 there is an orchestra club on a lunchtime.


From Year 4, children have the opportunity to have guitar lessons in school. These are provided by a private music teacher and are paid for by parents.


In Key Stage 2 we have drum kit lessons, again paid for by parents, provided by the East Riding Schools' Music Service.


Choir children compete at Hornsea Music Festival in July and there are many more opportunities for children in music clubs to perform throughout the year, including the Big Brid Sing at Bridlington Spa, singing for pensioners, Christmas concerts, our Year 6 Leavers Show and other community events. 


Children have the opportunity throughout the year to experience live music with visiting groups and concerts from the Schools' Music Service.


We now have more extra-curricular music lessons available for the whole school through a new outside service called 'Music Box'. They provide lessons in keyboard, drum kit and general musicianship. Parents will need to pay for this service and communication is directly between parents and Music Box itself, however lessons take place within school time.


If you are interested in any extra-curricular music opportunities for your child, please enquire at the school office.


Pupil Voice


A few quotes from our Key Stage 2 children:

"My favourite activity in Music is improvising because I like creating my own rhythms." - Lucy-Ann

"I enjoy playing the recorder because of all the different notes I can make." - Maddison

"I enjoy playing different instruments because I learn how to play them in different ways and I learn new rhythms and patterns. I have learnt that it is not easy to play instruments but I need to keep trying." - Millie

"My favourite activity is drumming because I like to work out which patterns I can make. I have learnt that in Music you need to know maths a lot!" - Amelia

"I have learnt how to play the guitar. I enjoy it because my grandad and dad play the guitar and my favourite guitar player is Stevie Ray Vaughan. That has inspired my joy in playing the guitar." - Thomas




The children in Key Stage 2 perform in class at the end of every lesson. This is recorded on video and watched back so that the children can see and hear their progress. There are also sometimes opportunities for them to perform to other children and parents in assemblies and shows. Below are some videos of some of the children's performances.

3LJ 'I Like Choccy Biscuits'

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This class did brilliantly at playing different instruments together with different notes in harmony and keeping together in time. Can you hear the rhythm 'I like choccy biscuits'?

5JP 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Instrumental Part

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After learning to rap the lyrics to this piece of music, the children worked on the instrumental part, which involved a drum kit keeping the beat, along with four different tuned parts on keyboards, glockenspiels, guitars, recorders and steel pans, playing together in ensemble. The children learnt their parts in groups along with the backing music, playing the instruments they felt they were confident on and reading the notation. When it came to performing, although it was very challenging keeping together in time without the backing music, they listened to the beat and to each other extremely well to produce a coherent independent piece as a class.

5JP 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Compositions

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Following their performance, the children worked in pairs to compose a bar of music, using crotchets and quavers plus selected notes, and performed it in time to the backing music.

5JP 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Compositions

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