During their time at Chesterton, children will have the opportunity to learn how to play the keyboards, recorders, ukuleles, xylophones, steel pans and other percussion instruments. Our musicians learn how to be a valuable member of a musical group, either in the choir or the orchestra, where they build their social skills and confidence.
How we teach Music
All lessons include theoretical and practical knowledge, and this gives the pupils the opportunity to use and play on tuned and untuned instruments. All topics are related and linked with other curriculum areas and the main topic of each year group. By the time children leave our school, they will be able to discuss and describe a piece of music using music terms, from their music vocabulary.
As well as our weekly music lesson, all years meet once a week for singing assemblies where pupils are taught breathing and singing techniques. During the week children can attend free clubs of recorders and keyboards, as well as choir.
Throughout the year, students experience a variety of visits, performances and workshops, including a visit to the Southbank Centre. Our school works closely with the Wandsworth Music Service and provide our children free singing lessons “Signing Project” where they perform with other schools in the borough, as well as steel pan and samba lessons.