Music at Bill Quay Primary School.
At Bill Quay Primary School, our music curriculum offers all pupils the opportunity to develop their understanding and appreciation of music both by listening and responding to a wide range of music, and by developing their own musical skills in singing and performing.
Pupils have the opportunity to listen to live and recorded music not only in their music lessons, but also in Assemblies, where they listen to a range of recorded music across different styles, periods and genres and also sometimes experience performances by fellow pupils. Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils sing each week in Assembly and have a whole school singing session on a Thursday, led by a qualified musician, as well as focused sessions for performances at Harvest, Christmas and Easter. In Key Stage 2, some cross-curricular singing also takes place in French lessons. Each class in KS1 and KS2 also has the opportunity to perform a musical show at some point in the school year.
Pupils may also choose to develop their musical skills by signing up for private instrumental lessons: currently we offer private guitar and piano tuition at school. We also offer opportunities to sing in the choir as part of our extra-curricular programme.
We were delighted to be awarded the prestigious Music Mark in 2020 in recognition of the quality of music-making at Bill Quay Primary School!