First and foremost, we aim to develop a love of music both in respect to its appreciation and its creation.
We aim to ensure that pupils have sufficient understanding and language of the dimension of music (tempo, timbre, pitch) and can use these to discuss and appreciate a range of outstanding musical pieces throughout history.
We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and British culture and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts.
These skills are in addition to the development of the children’s voice as an instrument and retaining a core knowledge of traditional songs from UK culture.
All pupils are taught music in blocks it. To ensure that teachers have sufficient subject knowledge, the school uses Charanga Music and tries to ensure that the subject is often taught by key members of staff who can specialize within the subject.
In addition to the planned curriculum, additional opportunities are provided. The choir performs every year at the Village Hall Pensioners lunch and Christmas and end of Year performances are undertaken.
Whilst in school, children have access to a varied program which allows them to discover areas of strength. The integral nature of music and the learner creates a rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others and self-reflection.
Teacher assessment against curriculum outcomes are used to track the development and knowledge of our pupil’s musical ability.