Music is part of the curriculum for all children. We aim to approach music within school so that it engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and so increase their self- confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Our music curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
Learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others and to have the opportunity to learn musical instruments where appropriate.
Understand and explore how music is created and produces using the aspects of – pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Attainment targets for Key Stages One and Two are used to structure and deliver the subject content across our different year groups.
From Year 4 onwards children with musical ability may be offered the loan of a wood-wind instrument and receive tuition from a peripatetic music teacher. A charge is made for this service and the offer depends on the availability of county owned instruments. All children will have the opportunity to play their instruments as a group in school assemblies and performances.