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Choir and Music

In addition to the music curriculum, we also offer opportunities for pupils to learn how to play a range of musical instruments.  These lessons are provided by our talented team of peripatetic teachers.


Lessons offered include: -

  • Monday - keyboard and clarinet/saxophone
  • Tuesday - flute
  • Wednesday - keyboard
  • Thursday - violin
  • Friday - guitar


A recorder club is held for the festival every Friday lunchtime from January through to March.


We have an active and talented choir who take part in many activities including: -


  • The Rochester Cathedral Carol Concert in December - all local schools join together for a festive carol service
  • O2 Young Voices - 8,000 children join together to sing with a well-known artist and dance troupe, Urban Strides, to an audience of 20,000 at the O2 in London
  • March Medway Music Association Festival - The recorder orchestra and school choir and all of Year 2 all take part in this annual event at the Central Theatre in Chatham
  • Summer Concert in school - This takes place each year in June/July and the school band, choir and some children who have had music lessons perform to parents


The school choir rehearses every Tuesday lunchtime for the Rochester Catherdral concert/March Music Festival/Summer Fayre and Summer Concert.


Young Voices rehearse every Thursday before school from September through to February.


The band rehearse after school every Tuesday from Easter to July.

Medway Music Association Festival – This week our school has taken part in the Medway Music Association Festival at the Central Hall Theatre in Chatham.  On Monday, 11 Year 4 children played their recorders in the festival together with children from other Medway schools. 


Mia – The most fun thing I have ever done! We got to perform to an audience and it was amazing to be able to do this


Amelie – I got to play my recorder to a lot of people and I liked the songs


Katy – It was a fun experience and I’m so glad I was able to do it.

On Tuesday, our KS2 choir sang with nearly 200 children from other schools and today our Year 2 children took part in the KS1 Singing Festival.  The children worked hard to learn the music and all of the words to sing the songs.  They were a credit to the school.


Joseph – It was funny seeing the people watching us get up and move.  It was good to be up on the stage.


Charlotte – My favourite song was ‘Consider Yourselves’ because it is very upbeat and cheerful.


Sienna – Lucy was a really good conductor.


Recorder Festival Rehearsal – Monday, 3rd February 2020 – On Monday, 11 children from Year 4 went to the English Martyrs’ School in Frindsbury for a rehearsal for the Medway Music Association Recorder Festival.  The Festival will be held in the Central Theatre in Chatham in March.  All of the children enjoyed the experience and were a credit to the school

Young Voices – On Tuesday, 4th February 37 members of our school choir went to the O2 Arena in London where they joined almost 9,000 other children to form the Young Voices choir.  We sang a variety of different songs that we had been learning.  Some of our favourites were: Larger Than Life, Frightfest, Pop Medley and The Queen Medley. 


Young Voices is an organisation that inspires children showing them that they can accomplish their dreams.


We were lucky enough to be treated to one of the luxury VIP boxes, where we had sofas as well as our actual seats!


There were a few guest appearances that included Ruti (the winner of The Voice 2018), The Shires (who perform country music) and Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet.  Ruti first sang at Young Voices with her school choir in 2007.  These performers were accompanied by a full backing band and the street dance specialists, Urban Strides.


We had so much fun it was such a great experience.

Isabelle and Holly