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
“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)
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).