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All children at Nursling have access to a wonderful range of opportunities in music. Music is a universal language that can engage and inspire, develop creativity, increase self-confidence and engender a sense of achievement. Lessons are planned, when possible, to link with the topics in class. This enhances the children’s overall understanding of specific themes and makes their musical learning more meaningful. Across the school pupils learn to use their voices and sing for pleasure, starting with simple songs and moving on to rounds and songs with counter melodies.  They listen to music across a range of historical periods, styles and traditions and explore how music is created by composing with others. As part of the curriculum all children in years 2 and 4 enjoy weekly lessons through the Hampshire “Listen2Me” programme. This enables them to learn  a different instrument each term. Lessons culminate in performances to parents.

 

Children who wish to further their skills through extra-curricular activities, have many exciting options to choose from. They may choose to learn the recorder, flute, clarinet or saxophone with a specialist teacher, or participate in a “Rocksteady” group, either as a singer or an instrumentalist. In addition there is a weekly school band, a choir and a violin group.

 

Musicians have regular opportunities to perform throughout the year in celebration assemblies, at Christmas and Easter services, and also as part of an evening concert celebrating all music in the school – an unmissable spring term event!