Music plays an important part in the life of Nursery and Infant School pupils. Children enjoy a range of musical activities and experiences throughout their time at Red House. Their lessons include listening, singing, movement and music making with emphasis placed on participation by all.
During the year, there are many special occasions when children perform musical items. In addition musical items play a leading part in our Harvest, Christmas and Easter Services in St Mary’s Church. Our Christmas production is a much loved occasion, with each class singing their own song and playing an important part in the musical based on the Christmas Story. Year 3 provide musical accompaniments to many of the songs, and take the main acting roles.
At the end of the year Red House includes musical items in the Festival of Achievement, with lively performances from all of the year groups, as well as pieces from individuals and group instrumentalists.
All children in Year 2 are taught to play the recorder in lessons, but they may also take individual lessons from specialist musical staff. At present, we have children learning piano, cello, clarinet and violin within the Nursery and Infant School.