The music curriculum is intended to implement a life-long passion for music. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our school, music brings all pupils together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing.
At St Andrew’s, music is taught through Cornerstones projects and using Charanga units for one half-term, per term. From Year 2 upwards, each year group will have one half-term of instrument tuition using Charanga units.
The Music Model Curriculum is used within our weekly assemblies. The 6 main periods of music are covered throughout the year with examples of each music period being played as entrance and exit music with a powerpoint of facts about each composer.
Peripatetic music lessons and choir
St Andrew’s pupils have the opportunity to have private music lessons. Drum lessons are provided by Surrey Arts (Music lessons for children - Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk) and piano and guitar lessons provided by the New Musicians Institute (Guitar Lessons | Shepperton, England | New Musicians Institute).
St Andrew’s also has a flourishing Key Stage Two choir with approximately 30 members. We perform at many school events and local venues with a diverse and challenging repertoire.
Music enrichment dates coming up:
16 January - Young Voices at O2 arena
16 May – Dorking Halls Primary Festival
21 June - Summer Showcase
11 and 12 July – Year 5 and 6 Production