Welcome to our Music Curriculum, where we strive to develop an enjoyment and lasting connection between the children and the power of music. Our music curriculum is designed to not only teach musical skills but to develop a greater appreciation for music the 'art form' and its vital role in reflection and enjoyment. In addition, we enjoy using music in a cross curricular manner, such as assisting in our learning of multiplication tables or in other key elements within our curriculum, such as learning Viking war chants or Anglo-Saxon rowing songs.
We believe that music is a universal language that can bridge gaps, and as such, our children through singing assemblies, workshops (such as African drumming) and the like are exposed to musical traditions from around the world. By understanding and appreciating different cultures and societies through their musical expressions, the children gain a wider understanding that enriches them and their learning.
We use ‘Active Music’ as a foundation of our music curriculum, which means through engaging lessons, exploratory activities, and collaborative projects, we are striving to ignite a passion for music that extends beyond the classroom.
We hope that through our Music Curriculum, we are not just teaching notes; but, we are nurturing a lifelong love for music and providing the children with the tools to understand and appreciate its profound impact on different cultures, societies, and their own personal development.
We deliver a broad and balanced music curriculum, in line with national requirements, which enables pupils to:
Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Learn to sing and use their voices.
Create and compose music on their own and alongside their peers.
Have the opportunities to learn a musical instrument, use technology properly and to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations