At Repton, our aim is to develop a musical environment where music making is enjoyed and respected. Music is a medium for communication and expression, whilst increasing creativity, self-confidence and discipline.
Hear and See
Through class music lessons, music assemblies and after school clubs (ECAs), music is a part of the weekly curriculum. In class, children will develop their musical understanding through performance, composition, listening and discussion. We use a variety of instruments and technology to accompany the curriculum. Children will learn musical terminology and develop an understanding of musical elements and structure.
Development Matters in the Early Years Framework, supports the Classroom Music curriculum for FS1 and FS2, while The National Curriculum in England Framework guides KS1 and KS2.
The Kodály Method, is the guiding force behind the National Curriculum, helping children to “hear and see musically”. Through this methodology, children are taught to “read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.” (Zoltan Kodaly).
Recorder Club and Choir are offered after school by Repton staff to enhance further the cultural development of our pupils, while individual private piano lessons are offered during school time through a third party.
These varied opportunities will support and encourage children to develop an enjoyment and appreciation of a wide range of music, alongside wide ranging personal skills such as independence, imagination, perseverance and team work.