The Music Department is a busy, vibrant and integral part of Spratton Hall. Music is taught throughout the school, from Reception to Year 8.
In Years 3 to 6, pupils will participate in a range of activities. They will 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. Singing and composition are important elements of the curriculum. Pupils will learn to sing and use their voices, they will create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and use ICT within their lessons. Pupils will learn about musical notation. They will understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated. This will include learning about the musical elements of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure.
In Years 7 and 8, pupils will continue to experience the vast range of musical skills from Years 3 to 6. They will also learn how to compose using Sibelius First. They will learn how to implement their own knowledge and musical skills when composing.
The Music Department offers a number of extra-curricular activities and there are many opportunities for pupils to perform solos or as part of an ensemble.
Our visiting peripatetic members of staff offer a wide range of instrumental lessons, together with singing lessons and music theory.