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Here at Avenue Primary School, we pride ourselves in a vast and varied musical curriculum. We are very fortunate to have our own music specialists who provide high quality music teaching across the school, from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. All areas of the music curriculum at Avenue Primary School feature a diverse array of listening, appraising, composing and performance activities. These skills leave our students more than equipped for the next stages of their musical education, and culturally enriched for life.
In Key Stages 1-2, year groups focus on particular instruments with which to develop their musical knowledge. They are:
Year 1 – vocals and percussion;
Year 2 – glockenspiels;
Year 3 – flutophones;
Year4 – Samba drumming;
Year 5 – Ukeleles and;
Year 6 – keyboards.
In addition to which, there is a big emphasis on composition at Avenue Primary school. During years 5-6, students at our school even learn to use modern technology such as Garage Band to compose their own songs. This is an opportunity for students to be both creative and innovative, making full use of the sophisticated technology available to us.
ECaM (Every Child a Musician)
We are very privileged to have a strong connection with ECAM; a government music scheme who offer free instrumental tuition to a selection of children. This relationship has seen many of our committed students taking formal examinations in keyboard, violin and guitar.
Currently ECaM offer tuition to year 5 & 6 children in our school. If you are interested in finding out more about these lessons, please contact Mr Crawford via the school office to place your child on a waiting list.
There are a number of musical clubs available to children at Avenue Primary school. They are:
In addition to all of the exciting opportunities available to your children, we also offer a number of musical trips throughout the academic year; perhaps the biggest of these is the Young Voices trip.
In February of 2017, we took 60 students to the 02 arena, where our students sang with thousands of other students from around the country. We were accompanied by famous musicians and a world class conductor who was both charismatic and inspiring for students and teachers alike. The next trip has already been booked so, students should sign up to ‘Avenue in Harmony’ to avoid disappointment.