Our Music curriculum is a combination of listening to, composing and performing pieces of music from a variety of genres using a range of instruments including their voices. Children of all key stages are encouraged to join clubs, including our local band. We have experienced peripatetic teachers in school to teach Samba, small groups and individual lessons.
The National Curriculum programmes of study and Early Years Outcomes form the foundations of our music curriculum. Pupils access a high quality music education which engages and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. This increases their self-confidence and creativity. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen to a wide variety of music.
Music is led by a subject leader who supports staff in implementing the Learning Challenge Curriculum the is delivered using Charanga which is used to supplement, provide extra support and resources to enhance music teaching. In order to allow children to develop confidence in performance every session includes some aspect of performing to an audience. We aim to provide a constant set of resources for children to practice and consolidate skills and development in positive terms.
Children access a repertoire of rhymes and songs as well as a range of percussion instruments to explore sound and make music with. We provide opportunities to develop a steady beat through listening to different rhythms and accompanying songs. Specific music vocabulary is reinforced by talking and reflecting on learning in positive terms so children can be clear on their progression and achievement.
Children have the knowledge and skills to work like a musician and make sustained progress in music. Children have confidence to experiment with sound and a range of instruments and perform in front of others.