Music is taught throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6 every week. We have a wide range of musical instruments in school for children to use during their learning as well as a specialist Music teacher who works with different year groups over the year with a focus on composition and singing.
- learn to play a musical instrument 1:1 during the school day with highly qualified peripatetic teachers.
- are able to attend an after-school music clubs.
- perform at a range of events throughout the school year to different audiences.
In EYFS and Key Stage One, our children learn to:
use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants/rhymes that are embedded into the school day as well as explicitly taught.
Our children are expected to:
- play tuned and untuned instruments musically
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
- and experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In Key Stage Two, our children learn to:
- sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control
- to develop an understanding of musical composition
- organise and manipulate ideas within musical structures
- and reproduce sounds from aural memory.
By receiving a high- quality music education, we want out children to develop:
- a love of music
- inspire their talent as musicians,
- increase 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.