At Beulah Juniors, we have a strong musical tradition. We believe in a curriculum which develops children’s creativity and our lessons place strong emphasis on this.
Each class is taught a weekly music session by an inspiring music specialist in a well-equipped music room with a range of tuned and untuned percussion and keyboards. Lessons are designed so that pupils:
- 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.
Lessons have a strong practical element – all children have opportunities to play instruments and compose their own music, as well as developing their understanding of how music is written down and constructed. Where appropriate, links are made between music and other topic areas which children are learning about.
Pupils also take part in singing sessions and explore using their voices in a variety of ways.
We are very proud of the talents of our many children who are musically gifted. There are opportunities for them to develop and share their talents in extra-curricular activities such as choir, school band and instrumental lessons (some may be at a cost).
Regular concerts, which parents are encouraged to attend, are held for children to showcase these talents. These usually take place towards the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms