Music at OLM

At OLM, we are passionate in ensuring that each child has a full and balanced curriculum and we recognise that music is a vital part of that.

From Foundation stage, music is part of the OLM curriculum. It is very much incorporated into the Foundation stage curriculum with songs and rhymes regularly sung and opportunities to use instruments as part of continuous provision

We have a music specialist teacher who teaches across the whole school utilising the Kapow Music Curriculum as a basis for teaching music in KS1 and KS2. The children learn about the music range of singing, listening, composing, improvisation and performing.

As part of their music offer, children in years 3, 5 and 6 are learning how to play a stringed instrument. In year 4, we purchase the specialist services of Haringey Music Service to provide Whole Class Instrument Tuition (WCIT). Every child in year 4 learns guitar, trumpet or clarinet for the whole year. Although this is an additional cost for the school, we are passionate in ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn an instrument and perform with others . Last year they relished the opportunity to perform at Alexandra Palace.

We have an OLM school choir. As well as performing at school events such as International night and the Christmas fair, they recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of a Haringey Music initiative.

 At OLM, we want music go beyond the EYFS Framework and National Curriculum; pupils at OLM are encouraged to be inquisitive so we look to develop their music skills and knowledge spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, as well as develop their understanding and respect for the fundamental British values. By this we acquaint the children with music lessons that are insightful of the cultural diversity of our school.