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Music plays a major part within the ethos of our school. Our aim is to give children the pleasure of performing music in a variety of ways and sharing their developing expertise with others.

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. composition forms a large part of our Music curriculum and we are lucky to have such a wide range of instruments.


In Key Stage 2 children have the added benefit of a specialist teacher who teaches singing and instrument tuition. 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, Key Stage One performance at the Central Theatre, Chatham and several performances throughout the year to parents.


We hope that children leave Riverside with an increased interest in music and a desire to continue as a listener, performer and composer.

Music Termly Overview

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