Throughout the year we hold many celebrations where music plays a major part. Additionally we participate in many music festivals organised throughout North Tyneside. The school has worked with major Arts agencies from the North Tyneside Music Hub, Arts Council and BBC Ten Pieces.
We are keen to offer a balance of musical activities and are lucky to have welcomed music consultants into school to work on special projects and develop wider opportunities such as Tonaly drumming, our school choir and Ten Pieces projects.
All children have the chance to sing and play instruments during our Harvest Festivals and Christmas production and our KS2 pupils have the chance to perform in the summer term in a stage production or leavers’ assembly.
At Christmas our choir performs annually at the Forum Shopping Centre and visits the local residential care home to sing carols. In addition we are annual contributors at the “Spring Sing“ at Whitley Bay Playhouse.
At Carville Primary we are resourced with a range of instruments in addition to strong working links with the local authority Music Hub.
Our pupils are enthusiastic across all areas of the music curriculum and this is something we actively encourage at Carville Primary School. We teach a range of instrumental techniques in key stage 2, including ukuleles, recorders and drums. In Key Stage 1 we focus on the use of untuned instrumentals and chime bars.