“Where words fail music speaks”
Our Music curriculum intends to:
Unlock musical potential in every young person to be creative and curious about music;
Challenge pupils to think musically, enabling them to acquire and develop a deep understanding of how music works;
Develop an appreciation of music styles and cultures, over time.
Why Learn Music?
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Music is constantly evolving, inspiring creativity and expression in a way that no other subject can. Our course offers pupils the chance to study a wide range of musical genres, with more opportunities for practical learning.Music is constantly evolving, inspiring creativity and expression in a way that no other subject can. Our course offers pupils the chance to study a wide range of musical genres, with more opportunities for practical learning.
Planned around half-termly topics, the curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to learn subject-specific knowledge and understanding and explore links across subject areas.
Additional to topics, our curriculum includes discrete teaching in Music subject specialists from Year 3. Year 3 pupils will receive an instrument for the year to practice on and are encouraged to support their in class learning with additional peripatetic lessons and home learning.
Key stage 1 course content
Pupils will be taught to:
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
play tuned and untuned instruments musically
listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music