Our music curriculum inspires creativity and musicality. It engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It is taught by a specialist music teacher and is designed to build on prior knowledge and experience. The curriculum has been designed so that pupils acquire a sequential progression of knowledge and skills taught throughout the school. We place great value in the power of performance and the social and personal development benefits this holds for children. We encourage every child to take part and allow for individual talents to be nurtured and to flourish.
Music is a language and art form which has the power to impact positively on physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore we value musical engagement for every child. Involvement with music increases 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.
Our pupils learn 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 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
To view our Music Curriculum Map, please click here.