Music in the curriculum
Music is a very important part of life at Cheriton Primary. In Class 1, music is very much part of everyday activities: singing songs, playing instruments, experimenting with sounds etc with enjoyment being at the centre. Lessons are mainly practical in nature, with children singing and playing a variety of tuned and untuned percussion. Where children play an instrument they are encouraged to use them in their lessons whenever possible. We try to have as much fun making music together as possible! Children learn to control sounds through singing, playing, rehearsing and performing with others. They develop their own musical ideas through improvising and composing and learn how to appraise music by analysing, talking about and responding to music. Children are given opportunities to listen to a wide variety of different types of music including music from different cultures.
Children in Class 3 take part in Listen2Me a Hampshire Music Service initiative which gives the children the opportunity to learn an instrument for the term. They have enjoyed lessons in clarinet, violin, African drums, keyboard, brass and ukelele to name a few.
Extra curricular music is positively encouraged. We have an active choir and orchestra with a variety of additional instrumental teaching available including recorders.
The children love to be given the opportunity to perform with our Easter Concert being one of the highlights of the school year.
Additional music tuition
Clarinet, flute and saxophone - contact Mrs Melissa Debont
Violin - contact Mrs Vivienne Golding
Piano - contact Mrs Catherine Prest
Drums - contact Mr Paul Wray
Guitar- contact Mrs Perrett
Please ask the school office for their contact details.