At Shepherd Primary school, we aim to help children develop a love of music. Using music from a variety of genres and cultures, we aspire to develop children’s ability to perform, compose and understand the subject. The majority of our children do not have private musical tuition, so it is imperative that our curriculum gives children a wide range of musical experiences.
Our programme of study makes provision for all children to reach at least the minimum national requirements by the end of each key stage. This will be achieved through clear progression, practitioners’ secure subject knowledge and a contextual awareness of each cohort. We ensure that children who are more able in Music are identified and given the opportunities and/ or resources to further their skills.
Our Music lessons in Year 1 to 6 are taught by Mrs Foster from Herts Music Service. Every class is taught an age-appropriate lesson.
Rickmansworth Music Festival
A group of KS2 pupils attend the Rickmansworth Music Festival each year.
Young Voices Concert
Year 5 and 6 children are given the opportunity to perform at the O2 in London as part of the Young Voices choir with other schools from around the country.