At Cliffdale we place a high value on the creative and expressive arts, including a big focus on music. We have a wonderfully resourced specialist music room and all children access fun, multi-sensory, colourful music lessons with our specialist music teacher Elizabeth, as part of their curriculum every week.
We also know that music can play a significant role in developing confidence supporting communication and engaging in performance. The impact of this can be seen in our school shows, which all children take part in twice a year, as well as singing songs and playing instruments in assemblies.
There are a range of music clubs on offer to pupils at lunch-times. Pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of instruments such as handchimes, recorders and a range of percussion including junk percussion in Boom Club! The school choir is well attended and they too practice at lunch-times. The choir perform in whole school assembly each Friday as well as at a range of events throughout the school year including the Christmas and Summer Fayres.
We have great links with the Portsmouth Music Hub, and throughout the year there are opportunities for pupils to attend various workshops and local concerts; trips include watching the Royal Marines band perform at the Kings Theatre.