We follow the National Curriculum for Music.
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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
We aim that all pupils:
Pupils participate in a wide range of musical activities; listening to and learning about music from a range of cultures and from many different periods of history. They compose their own music compositions, using instruments and ICT, and of course, we perform regularly – in school and in public.
Specialist teaching provides opportunities to sing, learn to read music, play a variety of instruments in the classroom, learn the violin, recorder and trumpet and to listen and compose.
Our children have recently hosted carol concerts at St George's Church, which included singing a range of carols (performed beautifully), readings and a violin piece performed by two Year 6 pupils. We have also performed at Holmwood care home, Kidderminster Town Hall and of course, at the Rose Theatre.
We are developing our curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain a depth of knowledge; we promote the progression of skills; and teach through an effective sequence of learning.
We wish to develop the following 'Essential Characteristics' in our pupils as musicians: