Music-making and music education form an important part of school life at Michael Drayton. Music helps to develop self discipline, self esteem, social skills and concentration. Above all else, it is a highly rewarding activity and great fun!
All classes take part in a weekly music lesson and have the opportunity to use our wonderful music and drama space. The ideas and concepts taught in these curriculum lessons fulfil and extend beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum. Under the broad areas of performing, composing, listening and appraising, pupils are given opportunities to develop high-level musicianship skills. All children in Year 3 receive instrumental tuition for the year on glockenspiel, ukulele and the violin. This is delivered by a music specialist within school.
From Year 4 onwards, pupils may choose to continue with instrumental tuition. Lessons take place in small groups and are taught by specialist teachers from the Warwickshire County Music Service. We currently have children learning the flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and guitar.
Weekly singing practices take, place where children learn songs to support their education across the curriculum. Music is at the heart of our SMSC celebrations and assemblies.
A wide range of extra curricular musical clubs and activities take place regularly. These have included choir, musical theatre group, recorders, string group and our new biscuit tin band. Our pupils enjoy giving musical concerts, also taking part in events and competitions both in the community and further afield!