Music at Pottery Primary!
At Pottery Primary School we value music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. A high quality music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, self-discipline, creativity and sense of achievement.
Music develops children’s ability to take part in practical activities, both individually and in groups, and encourages and cultivates an enjoyment of different genres of music.
We feel the Music curriculum provides breadth and balance, is relevant and engaging and is adapted to match all needs and abilities.
At Pottery Primary School, we use Music Express to teach our Music lessons across the school.
Music Express is a fully resourced, progressive scheme for teaching music in primary schools. It contains lessons, songs, warm ups and a range of other musical activities that support every aspect of musical learning in the primary school.
Most resources comprise audio and/or video activities that are ideal for group and whole-class teaching. As well as weekly lesson there are over 400 songs, with audio tracks and synchronised lyrics displayed. There are warm ups and bite-sized skill builders to develop strong foundations in beat, rhythm and pitch.
We have a school choir which we encourage our Year 4, 5 and 6 children to join. The choir meets on a weekly basis and, although its primary aim is to enable children to enjoy singing together, we also perform in public on a number of occasions throughout the year, for example at the Christmas Carol Concert and the Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Arena. We have also previously performed at local community events and local care homes around Christmas time.
Key Stage 2 children are able to have individual and small group lessons in a range of instruments. We are currently offering: flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar and drums. These lessons normally take place during lessons times and lunchtimes from which children are withdrawn for the duration of the instrumental lesson. If you are interested in finding out more information about these lessons, please contact the school office.