Music will be delivered by a Music specialist working with the class teacher for at least 30 minutes each week including learning to read music and playing an instrument in Year 3 and 4 and also in Year 5 and 6. In addition, the children will receive opportunities to sing through whole school singing sessions and choir. We will also ensure there are opportunities to introduce the children to key historical, modern and influential musical figures (composers, singers, etc.) from across the world who have influenced Music.
Our music provision builds on skills and knowledge as the children grow which enables them to draw on this foundation to build a love of music with a practical application and development as they move towards the end of KS2. As skills build, the use of music specialists provides opportunities for some children who wish to, advanced musical skills to grow and develop further from the classroom, beyond and on into the wider community.
Children will access extra-curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir and singing in the local community, piano, brass or guitar tuition.
Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows students to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of music and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a pupil may access fundamental abilities such as: resilience, self-confidence, achievement, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop a rich understanding of their own culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose either as a listener, creator or performer.