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Music at Frant

Music is an important part of everyday life at Frant. As well as teaching it explicitly during music lessons, we use it as part of our worship and to support teaching across the curriculum.

The majority of our music curriculum is taught by a specialist teacher using the Charanga Music scheme of work. This scheme provides a range of musical activities, high quality instrumental listening opportunities and an emphasis on children's use of instruments and knowledge of musical notation from Year 1 upwards. This learning is supplemented by class teachers incorporating musical activities into topic lessons, to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Early Years and Key Stage 1

In Reception and Key Stage 1, children will have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of quality musical recordings and live music where possible. They will learn to appraise the different types of music, perform them, both with voices and instruments, as well as improvising and composing. 

The focus will be around both tuned and untuned percussion, e.g. wooden blocks and glockenspiels.  

Each Christmas, our Reception and KS1 classes join together to rehearse and perform a traditional Nativity.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, children will build on what they have learnt in KS1, with more opportunities to be involved in listening to and creating live music. 

In Year 3, children will be introduced to playing the recorder and reading musical notation accurately. This will then be continued throughout the rest of the key stage. 

During Year 5 and 6, children will take part in the 'Big Sing', an event organised by East Sussex Music and Brighton and Hove Music, where choirs and school groups across 3 counties come together to perform seasonal music concerts.

In the final term of the year, KS2 work together on a West End  musical production performed to parents and friends over a couple of evenings. Recent shows include 'Mary Poppins Jnr', 'Joseph and his Tecnicolour Dreamcoat' and 'The Lion King Jnr'.


Extra-curricular activities

Frant Primary School Choir has been involved in a number of school and community performances since its creation in 2017. We have performed at Frant Church carol service, Frant Christmas Market and Frant Memorial Hall for the service of Remembrance, as well as at care homes and coffee mornings.  

From Year 2 onwards, children will also be given the opportunity to learn an instrument during the school day with one of our private instrumental teachers. The range of instruments is ever-growing, with Saxophone, Piano, Guitar and Violin currently being offered.

We often have live musical performances in assemblies and even during lunchtimes! Local music schools (including East Sussex Music) also offer occasional free workshops and opportunities for children to try different instruments. 

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