‘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'
We endeavour for every child to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of music and performance. Through our music curriculum and provision, we seek to stimulate musicality and creativity, providing experiences that will empower our children to express themselves freely, artistically and confidently.
Through our music curriculum, children develop a range of performance skills whilst working independently and with others. Lessons in music promote careful observation, supporting children to develop an appreciation of the world around us, uniting us in a universal language through the craft and creativity of music.
We therefore hope for every child to experience the full joy of music, including their participation in musical workshops and the opportunity to sing and to play and learn unique musical instruments. We strive to extend the joy of music to our local community through live performance– providing the opportunity for every child to shine musically.
We believe that a fully rounded music education enriches children's lives and learning, providing opportunities for them to communicate, connect and creatively express themselves as individuals and as part of a global family of music.
Research shows that music:
As stated in the national curriculum for music, we aim for all our children to:
We strive to embed our values in all areas of school life,
promoting them as a guide for flourishing in life and learning.
As musicians, we:
Model TRUTH as we express ourselves through the world of music
Show RESPECT as we critically engage with music ‘in all its fullness’
CELEBRATE music as a universal language, recognising and developing talent
Take RESPONSIBILITY as we listen to, evaluate and explore music
SERVE our school and local community through our love of music
Show COLLABORATION as we create, compose and perform music together
As they progress through their learning journey, guided by the age related expectations explicit in Hampshire Music Service's Pathways to Musical Independence, children learn and practice the dimensions of music. Musical themes are often seasonal, linked to the wider project theme or musically discrete to maximise musical development.
Music is taught every week and all children have the opportunity to create, listen to and perform music. Each learning journey ends with a performance piece, enabling every child to share their musical outcomes with a live audience. In Year 4, all children will learn to play the recorder, giving every child the opportunity to learn and play a musical instrument.
Please click on the document below for further information about our music curriculum.
Subject Lead: Miss Wilkinson
Subject Governor: Janet Ruthven