Music

Music enriches our lives!
 
When you walk along our corridors and are outside on the playgrounds, you will be amazed to hear music! This helps us to appreciate different types of music and genres and to aid our focus and concentration too!
 
In KS2, all children have the chance to learn to play a different musical instrument such as the drums, ukuleles and ocarinas and we have a fantastic school choir!
 
The National Curriculum for Music in Years 3 to 6 states:

Our children will be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values

Collaborative work in music develops a strong sense of mutual respect through listening and sharing of ideas. A variety of studies that include different genres allows our children to appreciate that all people – and their views on music – are equally important.