Music at Royd Infant School

Music plays a vital role in our curriculum at Royd and we actively encourage all children to develop their appreciation and understanding of music in as many ways as possible. This is through structured lessons following the Music Express scheme of work, extra-curricular activities, performances, individual instrument tuition, choral singing and much more. We have the vision to develop the musical talents of children at Royd both in and out of the classroom. We provide lessons for individual instruments and make a commitment to allow children to perform on a regular basis.

We also like to celebrate the excellent music within school by inviting parents and the community to visit school to watch an annual Christmas production which includes performances from the choir and a local venue for a performance at the end of each academic year to celebrate the Year two children’s time at Royd before they leave us to move into Junior school.

Music is taught by the class teacher and allows children to compose, perform, listen and sing. Every week we have a whole school hymn singing assembly where children learn new songs and learn the basic skills of singing. This assembly is taught by a specialist teacher with a musical background.

Music is also taught to those who choose to have extra curricular lessons by 2 specialist music teachers covering guitars, singing and recorders.  Our thriving choir is popular in the local area for performing at local events such as the Deepcar Gala, Bolstertone Village Fayre, Carols in the Glenn and the Christingle service at St Matthias Church each year on Christmas Eve.

The teaching of Music supports the overall aims of the school in the following ways:

  • To be an inclusive school treating all pupils fairly and giving all learners equality of opportunity.
  • To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
  • To treat learners as individuals and differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs.
  • To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first hand experiences, practical work and investigation.
  • To give great emphasis to creative aspects of the curriculum and to make connection between subjects.
  • To enliven and enrich the curriculum by the use of visitors.
  • To make this school a place of enjoyment where success is celebrated.

Individual Music Tuition at Royd

The following individual music tuition is available:

  • Recorders – Mrs P Stuart
  • Choir/singing – Miss L Watts


  • We are committed to providing the opportunity each year for children to hear and see professional musicians in school. We have a music teacher from the ‘music hub’ delivering a carousel of acrtivities