Subject Leader: Mrs Pearman
Music at Meadlands inspires pupils to develop a love of the subject, develops their talents and in doing so, their self-confidence and indeed, all our school values. Pupils will leave having had the opportunity to learn at least one instrument and perform in a range of settings. We believe that these experiences are the route to not only outstanding musicianship but also forming well-rounded, socially adept and capable young people.
Pupils in years 1-6 receive weekly music lessons taught by the music specialist teacher, Mrs Pearman. Pupils are taught through a developmental curriculum, rooted in singing and practical music making, designed to nurture and challenge all pupils to become accomplished musicians.
We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to learn an instrument: Years 2 and 3 learn recorder and years 4 and 5 learn the ukulele. The national curriculum programmes of study for music are taught through the learning of these instruments. This is a springboard to taking up other instruments and honing broader musicianship skills.
Performances form an integral part of our academic calendar and offer children a range of experiences, from intimate school based sharing to external vast scale audiences: Key Stage 2 pupils perform at the O2 arena, London, at the Young Voices concert, and at The Rose Theatre, Kingston, for Richmond Music Trust Primary Singing Festival, for example.