Purpose of the Curriculum:
(What will a high quality music education do for our children?)
- Engage pupils in the wider world of music
- Inspire pupils to have a love of music
- Encourage pupils to develop their skills as musicians
- Develop critical engagement with music as composers
- Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should 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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Aim of the Curriculum:
By the end of their time at St Mary & St Margaret’s CE Primary, all pupils should be able to:
- 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
- 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.
- Learn to sing and to use their voices
- 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.