At Pilgrim School, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop skills and appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. We embrace the National Curriculum purpose of study which states: “Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity."
Music is an important part of life at The Pilgrim School and singing is at the heart of our daily worship.
Music lessons are timetabled for each class on a fortnightly basis. This involves both whole class and small group activities. In the foundation stage and KS1, individual class teachers teach music whereas in KS2 the subject leader delivers the lessons. We use the Music Express scheme of work for music as the basis for our curriculum planning.
Our Year 3 children have the opportunity to learn keyboard for a year as part of the Wider Opportunities provided by Medway Music Association and funded by Art Council England.
Visiting peripatetic teachers teach keyboard, piano and guitar.
We are in the process of establishing links with the local grammar schools (Fort Pitt Grammar School and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School) who provide our children with the opportunity to listen to live instrumental music.
Children are given the opportunities to show their musical progress, performing to parents and guests at musical events such as our annual Christmas Concert, Grandparents's Day and Year 6 end of year musical performance.