Music is taught and valued throughout Byron Wood.
In Early Years, children are introduced to common nursery rhymes and songs, and familiar tunes are used to help the children learn routines.
From Y1-6, the school uses the Charanga curriculum to structure the curriculum, adapted to suit our needs. This includes exposing our children to songs from different genres, cultures and time periods, becoming fluent in basic musical elements, and using tuned percussion to compose and improvise melodies.
In Years 3 and 4, children have music lessons delivered by a specialist teacher from Sheffield Music Hub.
We have 2 Singing Assemblies a week: one for Y1-3, and another for Y4-6. These expose the children to further music; they warm up their voices in a range of exercises; they then learn a song, with particular focus on the relevant musical elements and techniques for performance. Videos of some of our past performances can be found on our YouTube channel.
Our Music Development Plan for 2023-24 can be found here.