The aim of teaching music at Wandsworth Prep is simple: to ensure that each child has the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate music. All our children, from Reception to Year 6, benefit from music lessons taught by a specialist music teacher.

Children follow a programme based on the fundamental activities of:

  • Performing - singing and playing tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments
  • Composing - choosing and creating musical patterns and sounds
  • Listening and appraising - expressing their ideas and feelings about music

Teaching and learning is underpinned by Music Express. Music Express provides a carefully-structured progressive scheme of work for music, integrating singing, playing, listening and composing. Planning also enables a cross-curricular, topic-based approach to music, in order that learning about music is developed whilst exploring different topics and is linked with other curriculum subjects.

Children prepare a range of songs for key events such as for drama productions, the Christmas Concert, the Easter Assembly and the Summer concert. Workshops and visits are arranged to give all pupils the chance of working with outside professionals.

Children are given the opportunity to learn an instrument individually such as the violin, piano or guitar. Children are given opportunities to perform in informal and formal concerts or assemblies throughout the year and to take exams set by Trinity College of Music, where appropriate.

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