At Plumtree we want to foster a life-long love of Music. We have developed a bespoke Music Curriculum and have specialist Music teaching throughout the school.  Through this we hope to foster creativity, confidence and self-expression in all our children. Our children are on a musical journey from their first day with us and we aim to foster a passion for Music by singing, listening, responding, composing, playing, performing and evaluating Music and by learning to play musical instruments. Music is woven into daily school life and learning. We believe our Music lessons are lively, interactive and engaging for all children of all abilities. We are very proud of the musical abilities of our children who are regularly offered Music Scholarships to the top Independent Secondary Schools in the region.
Aims and Objectives

We aim to provide a Music Curriculum that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love for Music and their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

We understand that Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so our Music curriculum aims to link the past with the present, by carefully choosing and exposing our children to pieces of Music that they are familiar with and also pieces that link them to the past. This is done in a thematic way, linking Music to the class subject topics to incorporate an all-encompassing approach to the teaching and learning of Music.

We aim to spark joy through our Music Curriculum and we aim to bring our communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils performing. All our children take an active role in our numerous productions and concerts where they perform to a very high level.

The objectives of teaching Music in our school are to enable children to:

·        Know, understand and recognise the dimensions of Music across a number of musical genres.

·        Know how Music is put together and explore this using a variety of instruments.

·        Know how Music is composed and recognise the work of famous composers.

·        Know how Music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written.

·        Develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.

Musical Instrument Tuition

Children are offered the opportunity to study musical instrument and voice lessons with our superb peripatetic teachers. From learning the recorder in Reception to choosing from a huge variety of instruments as they progress through school. Whether it be the piano, the trumpet, or the cello, to name but a few, there is an instrument to spark interest from every child and we will find and nurture it. Children can then join one of our many ensembles, perform in school concerts and Music assemblies and relish the opportunities and joy this can bring. Parents who want their children to participate in these lessons pay fees on a termly basis.