Founded in 1512, Wolverhampton Grammar School is an award-winning independent day school, for boys and girls ages 4 to 18.
The Junior School Music Curriculum
Classroom Music lessons for Reception to Year 4 are led by our Head, Mr Peters, who as well as being Head also holds 4 music diplomas! Ms Guidotti is our Head of Junior Music and she teaches Years 5-6, leading on the Junior School concerts and a wide offering of music ensembles and choirs.
At Key Stage 1 (Reception to Year 2) music is explored through performance with singing being a key feature of all lessons. Music is also used to support the wider curriculum including songs introducing conversational vocabulary in Modern Foreign Languages. All children from Year 2 upwards experience recorder lessons and they thoroughly enjoy working towards one of our coveted in-house recorder medals. This foundation on the recorder often leads to learning a woodwind or brass instrument in Years 5 and 6.
At Key Stage 2 (Years 4 to 6), there is a broad musical curriculum, introducing pupils to music from a diverse variety of cultures and genres. Musical styles are explored through performance, composition, listening and theoretical understanding. Music is again used to support the curriculum, often linking to Humanities topics such as Ancient Egypt (Year 3) and The Tudors (Year 4).