At Blackwood School our music curriculum is vibrant and exciting. We ensure that every child learns a musical instrument in both Key Stage 1 (the recorder) and Key Stage 2 (the violin). We welcome visiting bands and an annual pantomime to inspire a love of music in our children. The children also have voice coaching in year 4 to support their singing ability.
In every year group the children perform songs in our annual Eisteddfod, their annual class assemblies and singing plays an important part in our annual Service of Remembrance which takes place in November. Key Stage singing assemblies bring several year groups together on a regular basis to learn songs relevant to the season of the year and our reception and nursery children perform songs as part of their annual nativities.
Our music curriculum follows the national curriculum expectations (please see this document for further details). Music teaching is incorporated into the topic focus in each year group. An overview of the key music focus in each topic can be seen below for each year group.