Arts at Byron

Art and Design

Our aim is that when children leave Byron at the end of Year 6 they:


  • Have a positive, life-long enjoyment and appreciation of art.  
  • Know that they are all artists, craft makers and designers.
  • Have the knowledge and skills required to allow them to experiment, explore, take risks, invent and create artwork.
  • Are engaged and inspired by a range of techniques, materials and artists, craftspeople and designers.  
  • Notice and are curious about art in their surroundings.


Art Curriculum 



Our aim is that when children leave Byron at the end of Year 6 they:


  • Have a love of music, whilst developing their talents and skills as a musician.
  • Understand music as a universal language that represents one of the highest forms of creativity.
  • Have a critical engagement and relationship with music which will allow them to compose and create music of their own along with listening and judging a wide range of music from a variety of sources.


Music Curriculum 


Music Tuition

We are very proud of our music tuition at Byron; we know the importance of music for children and the impact the subject has across their entire learning.


In the Foundation Stage children develop their creativity through a variety of child and adult initiated activities.


In Key Stage One children sing, play tuned and untuned percussion instruments and develop other musical skills such as listening and composing.


Every child in Key Stage 2 learns to play two musical instruments with specialist music teachers, alongside developing their music skills and knowledge; in Lower Key Stage 2 children learn to play the

recorder, while in Upper Key Stage 2 children learn to play the ukulele.


Throughout the school children learn to use music technology as part of the music curriculum.


Once they reach Key Stage 2, children are able to learn to play other instruments with specialist teachers from Dynamics (The Medway Music Hub).


We are excited to offer lessons in all the orchestral string instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass), clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.


Instruments can be borrowed at no charge from Dynamics and the cost of the specialist music teacher lessons is funded by Dynamics and the school, at no cost to parents.


We are delighted to have a strong partnership with Dynamics. Further to this their partner organisation, Medway Music Association, offers extra-curricular opportunities, such as the chance to perform in concerts in Medway theatres and attend holiday courses which many of our musicians enjoy.


Please also see our Music Clubs page.