Music At Middleton
Music plays an important part in the life of Middleton School. There are opportunities for children to take part in curriculum music, musical performances, peripatetic music lessons, The Wider Opportunities Scheme and extra curricular activities such as Choir. Music is also integrated into cross curricular lessons throughout the school and during assemblies.
Pupils at Middleton Primary School follow the National Curriculum for Music and work at levels appropriate to their ability. Each class is allocated one session a week in the Music Room giving access to instruments, other resources and space.
Each year group takes part in a drama/musical performance once a year. These usually take place towards the end of the school terms.They give the children the opportunity to showcase their talents and perform in front of an audience.
Peripatetic Music Lessons
We also offer musical instrument lessons taught by external music teachers. These lessons take place during school time and are taught in addition to curriculum music. At present we offer lessons on the violin, guitar, cello, keyboard, flute and clarinet. These lessons are open to any child from Year 2 upwards, depending on their size.
Wider Opportunities Scheme
As part of the Year 3 curriculum, the children learn to play the keyboard. These lessons are taught by a music service employee. The skills the children learn during these lessons can then be built on as the children move to Year 5 through the further Opportunity Groups we currently run (Middle C Keyboard Group).
Extra Curricular Music
Middleton School Choir is renowned for their high quality singing and performing. The choir has been established for approximately 5 years and keeps growing from strength to strength. Children are able to join the choir from Year 3 upwards and will have the chance to be involved in many performances and competitions such as The National Festival of Music for Youth, Carol Singing in Middleton Hall, The Milton Keynes Music Festival, performing at local fetes and much more.