The intent of our Music curriculum is to
- Help children to feel that they are musical and to develop a life-long interest in music.
- Focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident and creative performers and listeners.
- Introduce children to music from around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of different traditions and communities.
Music is taught by specialist teachers from Sing Education, following our key values for implementation:
- We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters.
- The individual strands of performing; listening; composing; the history of music; and the interrelated dimensions of music are woven together.
- Each unit combines these strands, with cross-curricular links where appropriate, and these units have been designed to capture pupils’ imagination and encourage them to explore music enthusiastically.
- In our curriculum, previous skills and knowledge are revisited and built upon. Children progress in terms of completing simple tasks with more confidence as well as applying their skills to help them tackle more complex tasks. These tasks help the children to develop their understanding and knowledge of the history of music, staff, and other musical notations.
- Pupils get the chance to actively participate in musical activities drawn from a range of styles and traditions, developing their musical skills and their understanding of how music works.
- A range of percussion instruments are available for all children to access.
The intended impact is that children will:
- Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically.
- Show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social and historical contexts in which it is developed.
- Demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences.