At Greythorn we provide a rich and varied curriculum that is creative, designed to help the children learn about the world they live in, and become informed global citizens of the future. We draw on the cultures and traditions of the school community and link subjects to provide a meaningful learning experience for the children. Music is a daily part of learning at Greythorn whether the children are listening to music, keeping fit to music, singing or playing instruments. We have weekly singing assemblies and each phase group puts on a musical production once a year. In all of these activities we aim to introduce music from different cultures and traditions as well as encourage music making and song writing. The children learn about tempo, timbre, duration, pitch and learn to apply that to their own music making.
The children have opportunities to learn instruments from outside providers- we currently have drum, brass, woodwind and recorder lessons available in school. We join with local schools in activities such as I’m gonna Sing and the school family concert at the West Bridgford School as well as schools from this region and neighbouring regions in Young Voices at Sheffield Arena. Visitors to school include Music for All, Beatfeet Drumming Workshops, and the children take part in concerts both at school and also in the community- the children visit the Grand Care Home to entertain the residents there. Other extra-curricular activities include KS1 and KS2 choir and On the Stage club. We aim for music to become an integral part of every Greythorn child’s life and are committed to providing as many opportunities as we can for this to happen, recognising the wider benefits that music has to health and well-being.
KS2 Choir performing at the When you Wish Upon a Star concert at Becket School, December 2017
KS1 Drummers with BeatFeet during Cultural Celebrations Week, March 2018