Music is a universal language which allows our pupils to express themselves as composers, performers, improvisers and communicators. We aim to inspire a love of music and our curriculum exposes pupils to the works of great historical and current musicians and composers, as well as to develop an appreciation of quality listening and appraising. Our musical opportunities – whether it be during curriculum time, instrumental lessons, whole-school singing or extra-curricular activities – nurture pupils’ talent and creativity.
The teaching of music in our school follows the aims of the National Curriculum. Our pupils experience music by way of practical engagement in performing, composing and appraising. Children are taught to internalise music to develop aural memory and the emphasis is placed on sound before symbol. Singing and work with rhythm play an important part in the development of musical skills. All children have opportunities to sing within lessons, in weekly singing assemblies and in musical productions.
Through our delivery of the music curriculum, pupils progress in both their knowledge of music and notation, and musical skills within the elements of listening, performing and composing.