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Music Curriculum Statement

 

Our music curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child enjoys music. Our intention is to create a high quality music education which engages and inspires pupils to become confident budding young musicians who can confidently talk about, listen to, understand and appreciate the best music in its many forms. As pupils progress, they will not only develop a critical engagement with music, but will also increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

 

Music embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity and we positively endorse the promotion of music and musical skills throughout our  school.

 

In school we focus on appreciating music using the best examples available whether tradition or new. We equip children with the desire, confidence and skills to perform, experiment and compose their own pieces of music using their voices as well as musical instruments. We also develop appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum.

 

Musical creativity is encouraged through individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom.

 

We are a Christian school and use Christian musicians to help promote our understanding of spiritual music through sing and praise, focusing on the impact this has on the performer and the listener.

 

Ultimately our music curriculum is intended to:

  • Develop our head and body : What we learn
  • Develop our hearts and character: Who we are
  • Develop our actions and attitudes: How we show appreciation and evaluation
  • Develop our moral compass: How our work, actions, thoughts and creativity impacts on our local and national communities.

 

Through quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary in music we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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 to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

 

All children will be challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative musicians. They will have opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics.

 

Music involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and instruments, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of musical activities

 

As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 

Our children will have a confident set of music skills, knowledge and appreciation, supported by Christian values which can be used to get ahead in education and life more generally. In short they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more musically, creatively, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education.

 

 

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