Music at Timbercroft

Music at Timbercroft

Music is an integral part of the curriculum at Timbercroft, and is taught within the context of topic based learning. Children are given opportunities to sing, play, and listen to music, participating in assemblies, end of year shows and community performances.  Music helps children improve their self-confidence, be creative and develop a sense of achievement.

Music in the Community

The Choir rehearses once a week and assist in leading singing assemblies in KS2. They have also showcased their talent in the community in a variety of different situations.  This year, they took part in the Young Voices concert at the 02 and at Christmas, they participated in the Woolwich Winter Warmer Fayre and sang Carols to elderly residents at a local Care home.

Timbercroft also incorporates musical talent into traditional Christmas Carol Services end of year productions. This gives children who are not as confident the opportunity to demonstrate their talents to friends and family.

 Music Tuition at Timbercroft

Timbercroft also offers private music lessons from peripatetic guitar teachers. These lessons are timetabled during the school day and children have opportunities to perform in assemblies.

 

 Music in the Curriculum

In KS1 children are taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

 

  • In KS2 children are taught to:
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts.
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory .
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music