Music at Barnes Primary
Music provision is a real strength at Barnes and is taught throughout the school from Reception to Year 6. There is a dedicated music room which houses all our classroom music resources and provides a creative space for children to develop their musical skills.
All classes in the main part of the school receive a forty-minute lesson with Karen Warner, our specialist music teacher in the dedicated music room. Key Stage 1 lessons focus on building basic musical skills.
At Key Stage 2, children develop these skills with many cross curricular lessons often linked to Learning Themes.
At Barnes Primary we aim for children to develop an understanding and love of music through a variety of opportunity and enjoyable learning experiences.
Learning involves singing, composing, playing and performing, listening, commenting and responding to music across a variety of musical genre, place, culture and occasion. It will develop pupils’ creativity, interest and enjoyment of music; build musical skills, self-discipline, knowledge and understanding. Providing a safe and open learning environment in which children have the opportunity to explore freedom of musical and emotional expression.
We will develop a work ethic of reflection, practice and reward, working together. Music will help pupils to develop their self-confidence, social skills, team work and the ability to perform to an audience.
Further enrichment is important with opportunities to experience music outside of the classroom and use musical skills within different contexts. With children gaining a sense of achievement, at all levels of attainment, where practice, hard work, success and the love of music are enjoyed and acknowledged by peers, staff, parents and the wider school community.