“Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our intention is primarily to help children feel that they are musical and to develop a life long love of music. We will focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. We will introduce children to music from all around the world and across generations. We want children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.
Children will develop the skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history, culture and context of the music they listen to and will learn how it is written down. Our music curriculum will help children develop transferable skills of teamwork, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, decision-making, presentation and performing.
We aim to nurture and develop confident performers, composers and listeners;
- Who will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school;
- Who show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social, and historical contexts in which it is developed;
- Who understand the ways in which music can be written down to support performing and composing activities;
- Who demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences;
- Who meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for music.
Click here to see our music curriculum across the school
“Music is Life. That’s why our hearts have beats”. Cecily Morgan