Music plays a big part in life at Newton Farm. We have a number of specialist music teachers and we pride ourselves on the fact that every child will get the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument before they leave Newton Farm. We have a specialist music teacher who teaches music sessions, as well as specialist violin, steel pans and guitar teachers. Whole class specialist teaching is also offered to classes for example keyboard and percussion lessons. We celebrate our musical talents through our annual music concert and also sing annually in church, music assemblies and in class.
We offer a curriculum which develops the following musical characteristics:
• A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. • A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation ad knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise. • Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres. • An excellent understanding of how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles. • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately. • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.