Music Curriculum Ambition: National
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our music curriculum endeavours to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and enhance their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. – As pupils progress through the curriculum, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Music Curriculum Ambition: Federation
In EYFS and Key stage 1 pupils are taught to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They learn to play tuned and untuned instruments musically and have opportunities to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music. Pupils are encouraged to experiment with creating, selecting and combining sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
At Key stage 2, pupils are taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory. Pupils in Year 4 learn to play the recorder and Year 5 the ukulele. Pupils are given the opportunity to play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression Pupils are exposed to a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians and develop an understanding of the history of music.
Working collaboratively to inspire learners to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values required for lifelong learning and to be successful, active members of the Trust and wider community.