In line with the National Curriculum, we believe music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music education is delivered by a music specialist and aims to 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.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all 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
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to play musical instruments, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, through the following elements: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Each class has four 6/7 week units of music per academic year, delivered in an hour-long lesson each week. In these lessons, the children listen, perform, compose, and evaluate music as they learn about the seven elements that make up music.