“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 talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.”
(National Curriculum Purpose of Study)
At Selling C of E Primary School we aim to foster a lifelong love of music by providing a curriculum which is lively, fun, inspiring and inclusive for all our pupils. Through well planned lessons, we offer our children the opportunities to connect with music, expressively and reflectively, as they learn to sing, play, perform, compose and evaluate.
Our music curriculum supports and enhances our children’s wellbeing through the sheer joy of sharing song, dance and performing together. Time to reflect allows children to explore the powerful impact music has on their emotions, creativity and imagination. Performing develops our children’s self confidence and pride in their achievements. Musical appreciation supports critical thinking in our children, who can discuss, reflect and understand each other’s opinions.
We aim to share our passion for music by connecting with each other, our local community and further afield, through performances and concerts.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato
Our Music development is planned in-line with the statements laid out in the national curriculum and with cross-curricular links to class topics, where musical genres from different times and places can be explored.
Active listening, performing and composing activities follow a progression from EYFS to Year 6 so skills are embedded and developed to produce confident and reflective musicians.
In our music lessons, taught by specialist staff, all children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform via a wide range of musical opportunities.
Children develop their singing voices, explore body percussion and actions, develop their understanding of pitch and rhythm and use percussion instruments to enhance and create their own accompaniments to music. All children have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, from recorders and percussion instruments to individual music lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele and drums with our specialist peripatetic staff.
Through our Music curriculum we aim for our children to:
- Sing a repertoire of songs, holding a melody line.
- Have an understanding of pitch and rhythm.
- Create and compose music on their own and with others
- Use technology appropriately when composing
- Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
- Listen to, review and evaluate the work of great composers and musicians from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
- Enjoy and have an appreciation of a range of different musical styles e.g. Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Rap etc.
- Use and understand musical language and include musical features in their own work
- Reflect on musical compositions and recognise the emotional impact of music.
- Have different opportunities to take part in performances