LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

Curriculum |

MUSIC

Music Curriculum

Musical opportunities are encouraged from an early age and talents are nurtured through the cross-curricular activities and a range of opportunities for the children to share their talents, from church services to singing in Young Voices in Birmingham. Music tuition is also provided by peripatetic teachers on instruments such as, piano, guitar and drums. Music clubs provided include recorder and ukulele clubs.

KEY STAGE 1 MUSIC (CLICK ON DROP-DOWN BARS TO VIEW)

Children are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

They listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music, and also experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

KEY STAGE 2 MUSIC

Children are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. There will be opportunities to record their compositions using musical notation.

They will also appreciate and understand a wide range of music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians, developing an understanding of the history of music.

Children have the opportunity to join the school choir, play a musical instrument and be involved in musical community links.