Music is a very important part of the curriculum at Yeadign Junior School. We believe it is important that the children hear a wide variety of musical genres and that they play a range of musical instruments. In Year 3 all the pupils are taught to play the violin and in Year 4 all the pupils learn to play the steel drums, both the violin and the steel drums are taught specialist teachers, the children can continue to take lessons in these instruments at the end of the school year.
As well as these opportunities the children can also choose to play a wide range of other instruments including the keyboard, guitar and ukulele.
We provide opportunities for all pupils to perform, listen to, compose and enjoy music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. The children learn to sing and to use their voices, to create music on their own and with others. Hillingdon Music Service offers peripatetic musical instrument tuition. These lessons are normally taught to small groups of children who have chosen to learn one of a variety of instruments.
The children 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.