Music is an integral and well-resourced part of life at Malden Manor. Music lessons are fun and inspiring, engaging the children with songs, lyrics and movement. We want the children develop their own appreciation of music with the opportunities we provide as a school.
At Malden Manor we aim to enable our children to use the universal language of music (musical elements) within a high quality musical education that promotes the love of music and use of talent in a variety of contexts.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development across the school.
Charanga provides many examples of music styles and genres from different times and
places. These are explored through the language of music via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre.
Through our music lessons children are actively involved in a wide range of musical
opportunities. Children develop their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.
Children at Malden Manor love to sing and create music, and in doing so gain musical skills that they can apply through further education and into adulthood. We love to sing and perform to a high standard at regular venues throughout the school year including Infant Nativities, Junior Carol Concerts, Christmas Carols in John Lewis and at St. John’s Church, Young Voices (Bi-Annually) and the KMAS Festival of Choirs.