Music Intent statement
We recognise that music can help to develop the skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other national curriculum subjects. We also support the expression and creativity that music can provide for our students. We support that music can help to develop a child's spatial temporal reasoning skills, developing the ability to think in patterns and pictures whilst also proving to be a therapeutic tool for teachers and students .
Confident active learners: children are provided with a range of terminology and genres to explore and interpret. They are given opportunities to play instruments within lessons and outside of them. Children are encouraged to read music and are given tools in which to do so. A wide range of musicians are invited in to share their and inspire our students.
Creativity: We place great importance on creativity and foster creative thinking throughout our whole curriculum. Our music provision mirrors this, providing children with opportunities to create and compose music and through singing assemblies, termly whole class performances through song, music lessons, instrumental and voice lessons, supporting cultural events through music, Christmas performances, musicals in upper key stage 2, choir clubs and musical theatre clubs, school bands and many more. We also explore cultural music and the different styles and occasions that music is used for.
Curiosity: Naturally music sparks much curiosity amongst children. Exploring a diverse range of different styles of music, artists and instruments- we aim to provide an environment that caters for this. We are an inclusive school and we celebrate music that the children are passionate about.
The National Curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for music. .