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Music at Croyland

Welcome to Music at Croyland

At Croyland, we recognise the importance of providing a broad and balanced curriculum and as such, music plays an important part of our learning. Music is essentially creative and allows a freedom of expression through a medium which crosses all boundaries. Year groups explore a number of musical activities, both class based and across the wider school curriculum during each year.

We were thrilled and very proud to be awarded the Music Mark Award in September 2019 In recognition of a commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people.

We are a singing school! All children take part in a singing assembly each week, enjoying songs from a range of musical backgrounds. Additionally every year group prepare an annual production which is full of song to complement our dramatic talents.  For the more dedicated singers, there is a school choir which meet each week.

In accordance to the National Music Plan, all children in Key Stage 2 are given the opportunity to learn an instrument. Working in partnership with the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, we offer a range of practical experiences.  Each year group completes a First Access project, learning as a whole class to play an orchestral instrument. Throughout their time in Key Stage 2 they are introduced to recorders, violin/cello and trumpet/trombone/ baritone - taking the important first steps in playing music together.

In July 2018 and February 2019 we immersed ourselves in the arts under the umbrella of our Creative Arts Project. Over a 10 day project we were able to study and explore music, art and design in a higher level of detail than is usually possible than the weekly timetable allows. The results were exciting with each class creating a final composition which they shared with others in the school.