Subject Leader: Miss Bulmer
At Victoria Road, we endeavour to give the children the opportunity to be surrounded by music as much as possible throughout their time here.
We use Charanga Musical School Units of Work, which enables children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.
Each year, Year 4 class has the opportunity to work closely with an outdoor music teacher who supports the children to learn new instruments (Ukuleles, Samba, and Keyboards).
Additional Musical Opportunities
The whole school comes together once a week for singing assembly. Here the children are exposed to range of different genres of music. Singing assembly allows the whole school to come together and learn new songs. These can be songs relating to a particular theme (Harvest, Christmas, and Easter) or a popular song the children enjoy.
Glee club allows those who are more enthusiastic about singing to come together once a week and learn songs they enjoy. Glee club also gives the children the opportunity to sing at different events throughout the year (Care homes, Christmas Carol Service).
RESEARCH shows that MUSIC is one of the only subjects taught to CHILDREN that actively uses both sides of the BRAIN at the same time.