The earth has music for those who listen.” – Shakespeare

Music Intent

To give every child the chance to experience a high-quality music education through dynamic music-making and the opportunity to express themselves creatively. Within this, each child will have the chance to celebrate their successes through live performances thus experiencing the many life-enriching benefits that such opportunities bring.

 

Our inclusive and supportive teaching approach means children can explore the confidence-building, spiritual well-being and nurturing effects making music together offers. This enables them to achieve their best in a fun, vibrant learning environment whilst encouraging them to develop resilience and respect for their peers through collaboration and perseverance.

 

Aims

The overarching aim for Music in our school is to ensure that pupils :

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • Children learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Children understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

 

Peripatetic Music Lessons

All children participate in practical musical activities, which include rhythm, pitch, and notation work.

We have a variety of percussion instruments and children are encouraged to use them in creative music making and in performances.

Additional lessons are provided during the school day for pupils wishing to learn the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Drums

These lessons are given by specialist external music teachers and a charge is made for tuition and the hiring of instruments.