At Broughton Community Schools, we believe that music can enhance the lives of all our children. Music enables children to express themselves creatively, connect with others and build their confidence. At our school we ensure all our children are given opportunities to understand music and develop their love of music through listening, appraising, and composing music. We believe that all children should be given the chance to shine, and we provide opportunities throughout their time at our schools for them to perform to a range of audiences.
At Broughton Community Schools, we primarily teach music through a personalised music curriculum created by our music specialist Mrs Sumner from Little Strummers. This curriculum meets all the national curriculum objectives and focusses on the children learning to play a range of musical instruments (e.g., recorders KS1, drums and ukuleles KS2) in line with the Model Mode of Music Curriculum. In addition, all children are taught singing through a weekly singing assembly and year group and whole school productions.
How can you support your children at home?
- Model and embrace your own love of music and expose your children to a range of music at home. This could include, singing with your children, playing instruments together (e.g., maracas), dancing at home to music and taking them to musical events (e.g., Broughton Fest, Proms in the Park).
- When your child is preparing to perform (e.g., the school productions, Broughton’s Got Talent) support them so they feel prepared and more confident.
- Encourage your children to learn to play a musical instrument and once they are learning an instrument, encourage them to practise regularly with positive encouragement.
- If your child has a talent for music (e.g., singing or is learning to play an instrument at a high standard) contact the Aylesbury Music Centre to explore what further opportunities are available (e.g., clubs, choirs, and orchestras).
- Share with the school what music experiences your children have outside of school so we can celebrate these with them (e.g., clubs attend or instruments they play).
In addition to our music curriculum, we provide many opportunities for the children to hone their music skills and further develop their love of music outside the classroom. There is a school choir that perform at a range of events and venues. The school also works with several peripheric teachers who teach a range of instruments including: the drums, piano, violin, and guitar at KS1 and KS2.
There are several musical opportunities for the children to share their talents with their peers (e.g., Broughton’s Got Talent and the Music Interhouse Competition).
Bee Musical (July 2023)
There really was a "buzz" about the Year Three Bee Musical. Well done to all our year 3 children you were so engaging and sang beautifully!