Here at Gamesley Community Primary School we have a structured approach to the teaching of music.
Singing and music making is an integral part of the Early Years and Infant Curriculum.
In Year 2, the children take part in a series of ten Glockenspiel lessons through which they learn the concepts of pitch and rhythm.
In Year 3 we introduce whole class recorder lessons and in Year 4 the children are loaned a brass instrument for the year free of charge and have weekly lessons with a specialist brass teacher.
Those children who wish to continue with their music tuition are offered free small group brass lessons in Years 5 and 6 and become members of the school brass band. Our brass players all join the Halle orchestra once a year and perform at the Bridgwater Hall in Manchester. Those children who do not access brass lessons in Upper Key Stage 2 learn to play the hand bells in class.
Our choir offers children to chance to develop their singing abilities, and perform before friends, family and take part in competitions. Every year, the choir take part in the Young Voices concert at the Motor Point Arena in Sheffield, performing with thousands of other children supported by professional musicians and singers.