Music Provision at Adel Primary School
At Adel Primary School we enhance our music curriculum by providing whole class instrument teaching to children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Once our Year 2 children have settled into their new year group in September, they are taught to play the ocarina each week. The ocarina is a small wind instrument that is ideal for little fingers.
We ask that each child has their own ocarina (for hygiene purposes and to enable children to practise at home). Our wonderful PTA contribute an amount towards the purchase of the ocarina annually and we also ask for a voluntary contribution from parents.
In Year 3, to widen the children's musical skills we provide weekly, whole class ukulele classes. The instruments are provided through school and the lessons are taught by a peripatetic music teacher who comes into school each week. This year, the lessons are taught by Mr Chris Jarman
In Year 4, the children are able to learn to play the guitar. The instruments are provided through school and the lessons are taught weekly by Mr Ralph Tong, a visiting peripatetic teacher. We ask for an annual voluntary contribution from parents of £30 to support us in providing the tuition.
In Year 5 , as a whole class the children move onto learning a percussion instrument, the djembe drum. The drumming lessons are taught weekly on a Friday afternoon by Mr Avtar Manku and is a rousing way to finish off the week.
The instruments are provided through school but we ask for an annual voluntary contribution from parents of £30 to support us in providing the weekly tuition.
Our aim is that, after fours years of instrument tuition, we are encouraging a greater number of children to progress their musical talents beyond their primary school years.