At Chattenden Primary School we believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
We have a wonderful Key Stage 2 choir who learn songs to participate in the Young Voices choir festival at the O2 Arena in London. This is an amazing opportunity for the children and very popular. There will also be a Key Stage 1 choir starting in January. The choir will be performing songs at the Medway Music festival in March. A wonderful opportunity for our Key Stage 1 children.
We are lucky to have a very experienced music tutor who delivers lessons to our Key Stage 2 children each week. The children are currently learning to play the recorder and ukulele. We also have another wonderful tutor who comes into school in the summer term to teach our younger children in Years 1 and 2.
The Key Stage 2 children also have the opportunity to learn how to play trombone or trumpet as extra to their lessons within school time if they are interested. Guitar is another popular musical instrument which is taught as extra lessons. We have been fortunate to obtain funding for the brass lessons which is wonderful!
A selection of children will also be performing ukulele, recorder or their brass instrument at the Medway Music Festival, a great opportunity for our budding musicians.
In the Summer term we had a selection of children with their brass instruments, showcasing their skills. Other Medway Primary schools were involved and the conductor put together a fantastic orchestra with some children playing solo.