We aim to provide a high quality music curriculum that engages and inspires a love of music at The Spinney. We want our children to develop a life-long love of music and have opportunities to develop their self-confidence, creativity and imagination. We offer opportunities for children to develop their talents in all aspects of music including composition, singing and appreciation through the scheme of work from 'Charanga', which is supported by Cambridgeshire Music.
We want all children to have access to tuned instruments so that they may experience what it is like to play together in a class group, with the hope that this may inspire them if they want to take their learning further. As well as having access to glockenspiels and recorders, children at The Spinney have the opportunity to learn to play ukulele as we have a class set available for use (this is not only taught by specialist teachers but also by the staff themselves who have received some training in playing ukulele).
Music and singing also play an important part in the everyday life of our school. We hold a singing assembly weekly, through which we introduce pupils to a range of songs they learn to sing together. The opportunities for performance to parents are very important as well, with a huge focus on performing high quality singing in our Nativity play at Christmas and the KS2 production in the summer. The opportunity to perform on Netherhall's fantastic stage with proper lighting and sound really raises the importance of performance and further encourages high quality performance from the children.