At Mayflower, we see music as a vital part of our curriculum where pupils have the opportunity to develop their creativity, confidence and collaborative skills.
From nursery onwards, music is taught through 5 key elements: singing & playing musically, listening, composing & improvising, understanding and reading notation. All music sessions are based around pupils listening, responding to and being inspired by contemporary and historical music from around the world.
Pupils also have the opportunity to learn to play a range of instruments including djembe drums in years 3 and 4, recorders in Year 5 and the option to learn flute, clarinet or saxophone in year 6.
We are passionate about giving our pupils the opportunity to perform both within and outside of school. Each year the school takes part in a range of projects with professional musicians. These often involve performing at local venues with other schools. Recent examples include a 10 minute opera project performed at St. Anne’s Church in Limehouse and the KS2 choir singing at St. Paul’s Cathedral.