At George Eliot, we are committed to delivering an exciting, engaging and inclusive music curriculum, which encourages children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. Children are given opportunities to explore a range of musical styles, to sing and to play a musical instrument and to create their own music.
At George Eliot, we also provide children with a wide range of extracurricular musical opportunities, including two choirs, an after school singing club, and a variety of individual instrumental lessons on piano, string and brass instruments. Our annual Musical Extravaganza and our Christmas concert provide opportunities for children to perform both individually and as members of the choirs and orchestra. Our choirs also take part in regular performances out of school such as the Tri-Borough Music Hub’s Infant and Christmas Festivals, and Young Voices.
Through music, we aim to ensure that all pupils can:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.