Children have the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of the elements of music and make decisions about the music they hear and play. Children are introduced to music making and performing right from Nursery and this continues throughout the school. In Key Stage 2 all children learn to play a musical instrument and have time to explore music from around the world, different genres and periods in history. In addition to the music taught in school we enhance children's confidence by taking part in lots of performances including the annual Christmas Carol concert at Rochester Cathedral.
We hope that children leave Riverside with an increased interest in music and a desire to continue as a listener, performer and composer.