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Here at Craneswater, we aim for all children to access a wide range of musical opportunities, in order to develop their musical creativity, confidence and love of music. We believe that all children can be musicians! 


Pupils at Craneswater enjoy weekly whole school singing assemblies that cover a range of songs, styles and themes. Throughout the key stage, our children listen and reflect on different pieces of music; explore different aspects of music such as pitch, rhythm and timbre; use simple notation; explore the social and cultural meaning of music; perform, compose and evaluate simple pieces of music and create a whole year group performance.


At Craneswater, the following instrumental and vocal lessons are on offer in small group classes:

Guitar, keyboard, singing, ukulele, violin, woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone) and brass (trumpet and others). 


Children also have the opportunity to sign up to Rocksteady music lessons, where they learn to play instruments in a band format. You can find out more about Rocksteady here:


Instrumental teachers prepare regular pupil concerts throughout the year to which parents are invited. 


Whenever possible, our pupils participate in music workshops, live music performances and concerts.

Pupils at Craneswater got together with other pupils from across the city to celebrate Ceilidh Week. You can watch the highlights in the Portsmouth Music Hub video and photo gallery below. Well done to all the pupils involved for their fantastic contribution to the event!


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