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At Albemarle, we encourage all our children to develop an appreciation for music. During a child’s learning journey, they are introduced to a range of musical experiences which helps them to shape and form their opinions.
Music plays a key role in daily life and across the school the sound of children singing can often be heard.
During a school year, the children are exposed to a wide range of music. The school’s music system enables the building to be filled with the sounds of classical composers and modern day artists.
During their time at Albemarle, children are introduced to and provided with the opportunities to learn to play a number of musical instruments such as the piano and members of the wind, brass and string family.
Music in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) forms part of daily life. Children explore a range of percussion and listen to wide and varied range of genre.
In Key Stage 1 (KS1) children are introduced to the recorder. This instrument provides the children with the opportunity to explore notation, understand basic pitch and rhythm and begin to develop a discipline.
At the start of Key Stage 2 (KS2) children consolidate the recorder and combine these skills with playing the djembe; a West Africa drum.
As the children move through KS2 they are able to build upon their skills and transfer these disciplines as they learn to play a brass instrument.
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