The Arts (Music/Art/Drama/Dance)
At Prendergast Primary, music is for everyone. Music runs through our school and spreads across our creative curriculum, bringing together all parts of the school Community.
Walk past the window of one of our high-quality music lessons, and you’ll get a clear sense of the impact made by specialist teachers and engaging resources. The laughter as musical games are enjoyed, the smiles of accomplishing a performance, or the silence as a ‘listening moment’ draws to a close- these are just some of daily rewards we enjoy, as our children deepen their connection to music and widen their understanding of the rich and diverse world of sound.
We are firm believers in the power of music to support and inspire children in all areas of their learning. Through music, children explore their creativity, exercise discipline and broaden their imagination. As such, you’re bound to find music all around Prendergast Primary, from the moment school opens, to the very end of the day.
Our hands-on and practical approach to music provision, ensures that every child is singing and playing every week they’re at school. With fantastic links to Lewisham Music, the London Symphony Orchestra and a variety of arts organisations, we can recommend plenty of musical activities and events for our children to enjoy outside of school and in the holidays too.
Beyond our curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular musical activities, lessons and clubs. Our school choir is growing rapidly and enjoys regular performances at school and in public where we always get a very warm response. We offer a variety of peripatetic lessons and ensembles including keyboard, recorder and ukulele and soon to include woodwind and brass.
Be it learning the glockenspiel, recording a soundtrack for a traditional tale, composing a rap, experimenting with notation or simply listening for enjoyment, we believe music should play a part in every child’s life and we know it plays a key role in the life of our school. At Prendergast Primary, music is for everyone.