At Pilgrims' Way, we believe that a rich Music Curriculum will have lasting benefits throughout a child's lifetime. As a result, we have worked hard to ensure that music is an integral part of our school's life, firstly through weekly class Music lessons, using Charanga Music as a foundation for learning the key skills required at primary school, and secondly through a wide variety of musical exposure throughout the year.
We invite musical visitors either for whole school performances, or for smaller workshops, ranging from choirs to ensembles to individual instrumentalists. These visitors ensure that children experience the delight and inspiration of live music delivered at an exceptional standard. The whole school also enjoys a regular singing assembly during which children are taught singing skills, as well as correct breathing and rhythm. Throughout the year we run several musical clubs, including a choir and a recorder group.
We are pleased to be able to offer the whole of Year 4 Group Violin Lessons, which extends to Years 5 & 6 for those who show extra potential and we are delighted to be part of a local partnership initiative, 'Sounding Out', which is run by The King's School Canterbury and offers subsidised instrumental lessons to some Year 5 students.