At Preston Park, we understand that learning in a creative way is important for your child's development. Studying music is a great way to learn about the world and develop understanding of different cultures. It also promotes working both independently and with a team, giving multiple opportunities for exploration, reapplication and performing and appreciating music.
Our children take part in many performances throughout the year: Black History Showcase, trips to Brook House Nursing Home, concerts at Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and a showcase end of term concert in school with our families.
The choir also take part in the bi-annual Brent Primary Choir Competition and have achieved the Gold award.
Class Music Lessons
Every child, from Year 1 to Year 6 is taught music by a specialist teacher in our music hub. Our music specialist is a competent and inspirational musician and our music hub is fully equipped with a variety of different instruments for the children to learn. We teach the National Curriculum for music and also link our work to the theme of the term to support children make connections in their learning.
In KS1, children will be taught to: use their voice expressively whilst learning songs and chants, learn to play a variety of percussion instruments, listen to and discuss music, and create their own music.
In KS2, children will be taught to: improvise, compose, listen and appraise, write music and perform. In addition to this, they will learn about the history of different musical styles.
As well as specialist lessons, children take part in singing in preparation for their class assemblies and other projects throughout the year.
We will be offering all year 1 children free violin lessons for the summer term.
In Years 2-6, children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Guitar, keyboard and violin are available this year.
These lessons take place during the school day and children learn in small groups with a tutor from Brent Music Service. There is a charge for these lessons.
If you are interested in your children learning a musical instrument, please speak to a member of staff in the office.
Our school choir meets on a Wednesday lunchtime for rehearsals. It is a great way to meet new friends, learn new songs and it is great fun.
If your child is in Years 4-6 and they are interested in joining, ask them to speak to Mrs Joslin in the Music Room.
The best way to start the week- our school orchestra meets rehearses every Monday morning from 8:30am during soft start to 9:30am. It is a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills from others. We spend the session developing our teamwork and listening skills. We learn music of a variety of different styles and perform once a term in our end of term music concert.