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Welcome! Exciting news for 2020 – Our friendly, child-centred RMS Nursery is now up and running. Places available for Easter, September and January starts. Visits very welcome so come along and see our multi-sensory, ‘loose parts’ and creative minds learning approach! Places also still available for September 2020 in our Foundation. Please get in touch with our school office and we look forward to meeting you!


National Curriculum for Music

The children will learn to listen to, appraise and respond to a range of live and recorded music from different times and cultures. They will use voice, tuned and un-tuned instruments to rehearse and perform with others. From year 3 children have the opportunity to receive recorder tuition during school time.

Other instrument tuition is provided by the North Yorkshire Music Service.   There are costs involved, and full details of the scheme are available from the school.  Currently brass, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, percussion and keyboard are taught. These lessons are in school time.   Some privately taught lessons also take part during the school day.  The school tries to rotate the lessons as much as possible to reduce the impact of time out of lessons. 

At school, we provide an extra curricular orchestra, and we encourage all those who learn instruments to take part. There is also a very active choir, which, like the orchestra is available to all Key Stage 2.  In addition to this, there is a fun Singing Club for the Year 1 and Year 2 children.

We hold a bi-annual musical concert to allow the children to showcase their instrumental playing and singing.  We take part in other musical concerts throughout the year, such as the Richmond Town Carol Service, aswell as performing at the events held by our ‘Friends of Richmond Methodist School’ (FORMS).  We compete in the Wensleydale Tournament of Song taking both the Orchestra and Choir.

We have split the scheme to run over 2 years.  We focus on one element a term.

Year A:  1. Pulse.  2.  Pitch.  3. Rhythm.

Year B:  4. Structure.  5. Mood.   6. Musical Elements

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