“The earth has music for those who listen.” – Shakespeare
Our music policy outlines the teaching and learning of Music. The policy is based on the 2014 National Curriculum statutory guidelines. It has the full agreement of the governors who have approved it. The implementation of our policy is the responsibility of all teaching staff.
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:
These lessons are given by specialist external music teachers and a charge is made for tuition and the hiring of instruments.