Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Pupils have access to a wide variety of instruments in school including djembes, recorders, ocarinas, samba drums, ukuleles, beat boards, glockenspiels and keyboards! Pupils in Year 4 experience half-a-terms worth of class instrumental tuition on brass instruments and dohl drums. Upper Key Stage 2 use the Apple Mac computers and Garage Band to record and create their own compositions and by Year 6 pupils choose an area in which to specialise and develop in class bands.
We have experienced visiting instrumental staff, offering specialist lessons on brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, drum kit, keyboard and guitar. This service is offered through Bedford Music Co-operative and can be booked through their website linked below.
Our extra-curricular activities over the academic year include musical theatre, music technology club, orchestra, composition club, ukulele orchestra, choir, gospel choir, rock band as well as practice sessions held at lunchtimes. The school choir has been particularly successful winning awards and competitions.
Pupils at Putnoe Primary School have the opportunity to engage in performances, competitions and high quality musical experiences regularly.
Below are two links that can provide our pupils with ways to extend their learning in music:
At the bottom of this page there are three audio files that can be downloaded which are from Year 5 Opera Trip Audios for Shackleton's Cat.