At Brookfield Academy, we believe that music is a universal language that brings joy, creativity, and a sense of community to our primary school experience. Our vibrant music curriculum is designed to ignite the passion for music in our young learners, fostering their musical talents and nurturing their appreciation for the art.
Music is an integral part of our curriculum because it enriches children's lives in numerous ways. It enhances cognitive development, boosts self-esteem, and teaches discipline and teamwork. Through music, children learn to express themselves, think critically, and connect with others on a profound level. It more than just notes and melodies; it's a journey of self-discovery.
During their time at Brookfield, children will have the opportunity to learn how to play chime bars, ukuleles, glockenspiels , drums and other percussion instruments. Our musicians learn how to be a valuable member of a musical group 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. We follow and develop the Sing Up scheme to ensure consistency. 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 to read and respond to musical patterns and develop singing techniques. In KS1 and KS2, children also have the opportunity to join the choir and perform at the O2, the Big Sing and a range of charity events. Year 4 have the opportunity to perform on the ukulele at the Fairfield Halls.
Throughout the year, students experience a variety of visits, performances and workshops, including performances from the Philharmonia. Our school works closely with the Sutton Music Trust and provide our children class lessons in drumming and the ukulele as well as the opportunity to have peripatetic lessons for the guitar and the piano. At Brookfield Academy, we believe that every child has a unique melody waiting to be heard, and we are here to help them find their voice in the world of music.