At Northfield Manor Primary Academy, we hold the ‘Music Mark’ school member certificate which recognises our commitment to providing a high-quality music education for all children.
We teach music in a variety of ways – through the use of a scheme called Charanga and through our Challenge Curriculum. All children in years 3 and 4 are taught music by specialists from Birmingham Music Services. They are taught to play the ukulele in Year 3 and either the flute or clarinet in Year 4. Children have the opportunity, if they wish, to continue learning their instrument for the remainder of their time at Northfield Manor. All children take part in a school music concert where they are able to share their learning with parents and the school.
Throughout their school life, children take part in a variety of musical experiences such as Christmas Nativity, Key Stage 2 Carol Service, Year 6 Leavers’ Production, Xmas Factor and weekly singing practice.
Children also have the opportunity to join Stage by Stage, our school choir and drama group, who rehearse every week after school. Stage by Stage take part in the ‘Young Voices’ concert each year at the Genting Arena.