At Riversdale, we believe passionately that music is an entity itself and as such, ensure that all children are given access to high-quality music lessons and opportunities to apply their learning in a range of ways.
Each class receives a weekly music lesson taught by the class teachers, utilising Kapow Music as a basis for the curriculum. The school has a dedicated music lead who runs music assemblies each week and well as overseeing our extra curricular maths offer.
The music curriculum is further enhanced by: music across the world assemblies and students taking part in large scale performances at venues such as the O2 and Cadogan Hall. In addition, each year, our students perform at the Southfields Christmas Lights ceremony. We also have a keen working partnership with World Heart Beat Music School, who deliver individual peripatetic lessons in both piano and woodwind for interested students.
Children that wish to further their music learning, can also participate in after school clubs.
At Riversdale Primary School we believe in the importance of all children developing a deep understanding of the various aspects of music and in embedding the substantive knowledge and disciplinary skills into their long-term memory. As such, we have selected a well planned and carefully mapped curriculum from Kapow!
You can find a copy of the Music Progression Document here.
As the school understands the importance of building in instrumental lessons in order to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop the related knowledge and skills, we have utilised the advice and guidance of Kapow to develop a long-term timetable for the music curriculum. You can find this here.
Please find our Music policy below: