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 and extra curricular activities such as Choir. Music is also integrated into cross curricular lessons throughout the school. The children receive vocal coaching through Singing Assemblies once a week where they listen to and learn about different genres and key music vocabulary.
Pupils at Middleton Primary School follow the National Curriculum for Music and work at levels appropriate to their ability. In addition to quality first teaching, each child is given an opportunity at some point to learn an instrument from a specialist music teacher. Currently, our Year 4's are taking part in the Milton Keynes Music Co-operative's Wider Opportunities Scheme where they attend whole class keyboard lessons.
We aim to give the children at Middleton the opportunity to showcase their talents and perform in front of an audience at least once a year as a class.
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 in the violin, guitar, cello, keyboard, woodwind and brass. These lessons are open to any child from Year 2 upwards.
Wider Opportunities Scheme
As part of the Year 4 curriculum, the children learn to play the keyboard. These lessons are taught by a specialist music teacher. The skills the children learn during these lessons will prepare them for Secondary level music.
Extra Curricular Music
Middleton School Choir is renowned for their high quality singing and performing. The choir has been established for many years now and keeps growing from strength to strength. Children are able to join the choir from Year 4 upwards and will have the chance to be involved in many performances in school and out - including the annual Young Voices Concert. The children will perform a variety of amazing songs alongside 5,000-8,000 other children at the world renowned O2 Arena in London. With special guest performers as well it's an amazing opportunity and an experience they won't forget!