Music and Performing Arts

Developing creativity and confidence through music and performance

Music Curriculum

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

“perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians”

Music at Eltham Church of England Primary School therefore is taught as part of continuous provision in EYFS, and whole class in Key Stages 1 & 2. In Key Stage 1 children are taught using Music Express with ‘Beat’, ‘Pitch’ and ‘performance’ the central elements of coverage.

In 2020 Key Stage 2 teaching has moved to “Charanga Music School”, where children “learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others,”

Furthermore, the school has a number of peripatetic teachers who come each week to teach children one-to-one on: Keyboard, Flute, Guitar, Clarinet and Trumpet. Please speak to Mrs Fountain (Year 5 teacher and music lead) for more information.

News from Choir

All the children in choir have been working extremely hard. We have a concert in march where we will be performing two songs on our own (True Colours and Rather Be). As well as this, we are also going to be performing four songs with choirs from other schools (Shows round, Dance medley, Larger than life, and Bridge over troubled water). Children can download the music and the lyrics below.

True colours (backing track)
True colours (performance track)
Rather be (backing track)
Rather be (performance track)

News from Performing Arts

Performing Arts Club combines acting, singing and dancing. We have chosen to perform the following songs: ‘Food Glorious food’ from Oliver!, ‘I need a hero’ from Shrek 2, and ‘Under the sea’ from The Little Mermaid. Children can listen to the songs and learn the dance moves using the links below.

Food Glorious food- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0qSDxxtCGM

I need a hero – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EasWdq7Njgo

Under the sea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQV7DKBqGdk