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At Carlton, we believe that all children have the opportunity to experience, achieve and enjoy the subject of music. Learning and teaching in music is not only based around the 4 areas of the national curriculum (listening, composing, performing and evaluating) but also forms part of our whole school cross–curricular approach to learning and teaching.

As well as the music teaching integrated within all topics throughout school, children in Year 2 have the opportunity to learn to play the recorder once a week with Miss Jackson this year. They start with an introduction to where the basic notes are positioned on a recorder and then look at reading music. They will have hopefully mastered a few songs by the end of year 2.

The children in Year 5 are also learning to play the Ukulele every Thursday afternoon. They are taught by Mr James who comes from Art Forms which is a music and arts team based in Leeds. The children learn to play traditional and modern music that they may recognise from the charts such as, ‘Cups’ by Anna Kendrick which is featured in the film Pitch Perfect and ‘I’ve got a feeling’ by The Black Eyed peas.

Children in KS2 also have the opportunity to join the school choir. The choir is on a Tuesday after school and is run by Miss Jackson in Crimson class. The choir are currently learning a selection of songs so that they can take part in Young Voices at Sheffield Arena in January 2018.