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East Bergholt CEVC Primary School

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At East Bergholt, we passionately believe that enjoying music and having the opportunity to play a musical instrument is something we can often treasure for our entire lives. East Bergholt values its high-quality music curriculum and aims to inspire all of our children to develop a love of music and inspire and encourage talent, increase self-confidence and creativity as well as foster a sense of achievement.  


In our music curriculum, all children receive a structured music lesson each week, where they have the opportunity to listen and appraise, compose and perform music to their peers in a creative and imaginative way.  The school uses the Charanga Music Scheme and this enables music to be taught effectively by non-music specialists.


We are very pleased to have the specialist support of Suffolk County Music to help us open up the magical and exhilarating language of music to our children and to give our pupils expert music tuition for a specific musical instrument.  Our current Year 5 pupils receive a one hour flute lesson each week and this will culminate in a music concert, alongside other schools, in front of parents in the summer term 2023.


We have invested heavily in our music resources and have a wide range of musical instruments to use including: keyboards, glockenspiels, recorders and a wide range of percussion instruments.  In addition, each classroom has their own box of small percussion instruments, which class teachers use as appropriate.


All children from Year 2 onwards have the opportunity to learn either the piano or violin in private lessons, during school time, expertly taught by our peripatetic music teacher.


Singing is a big part of East Bergholt and all our children take part in regular events where singing is a key element.  Singing takes place at least once a day in our assemblies and we have a dedicated singing assembly once a week.  Our Reception and Key Stage 1 children perform a musical nativity to all children, staff and parents in December and our Year 6 children perform an end of primary school performance in July.  Our Year 6 pupils are ably assisted by Year 5 pupils who support the Year 6 performance by singing as a choir.  Our Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to perform with other schools and experience amazing music first-hand by taking part in events such as Young Voices at the O2 Arena in London.