“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth


Music at Parkfield

Music is an important part of the curriculum at Parkfield. Music in Years 1, 2 and 3 follow the Music Express Scheme to help fulfil the demands of the National Curriculum. 

All children in Year 4 have music taught to them by specialist music teachers, so that they are able to learn to play a musical instrument (a guitar). At the end of the year, Year 4 showcase they musical prowess, with a guitar performance to other year groups. 

Sing up is used in PPA sessions, across all year groups, so that children can develop their singing skills and learn a range of songs. 

Children get to hear a range of musical genres during assemblies. Information about these is displayed on a dedicated board at the front of the hall and the person leading the hall assembly discusses these with the children. 

African drumming is offered as an enrichment activity for children to learn to play other instruments. We are very proud of our African drummers, who often perform at our school and (on tour) at other schools. 

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At Parkfield, we also have our very own radio station. This radio station, ran by children, broadcasts the latest hits everyday during dinnertimes.  

Progression in Music at Parkfield Community School