Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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 should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
National Curriculum Music (2014)
Our intent is to instill and develop a love and appreciation of music in our pupils and develop their musical skills. We engage and inspire children to appreciate, compose and perform music exploring different music genres.
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
In at least one enquiry each year, music is an integrated key focus. When teaching other enquiries, music is taught discreetly using the Charanga music resource. Charanga is an award-winning, high quality resource that supports teachers to inspire pupils and develop their musicality. More information on Charanga is available here:
We offer extra curricular instrument lessons and have a vibrant, enthusiastic choir who perform regularly at school events. More Information on these can be found in the ‘Children’ section of the website (Extra Curricular Clubs/Instrumental Lessons).
Our Choir and woodwind musicians gave a spectacular concert to the parents before half term on the 1 st April. They all sounded amazing, such a talented group.
On 13th March, choir led the whole school in learning a special song for Sing Up day – ‘One Moment, One People’. It was a glorious performance and we also enjoyed finding out about the different countries around the world that were singing the same song on the same day. Massive thanks to Ali for bringing her characteristic energy to the occasion!
Everyone enjoyed the ukulele and guitar concert that brought 2018 to a musical close!
Y5 treated Mrs Randall and Y2 to an amazing concert. The children were conducted by Mr Kinnear who has been taking them for music over the past few weeks.