Music Lead: Mr S. Wright
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
• Be taught to sing, create and compose music
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
At Southey Green Primary School, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience where children develop a curiosity of music and build up the confidence to explain and develop curiosity further. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music as well as developing children’s descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms. It is our intention that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
As stated in our curriculum policy, we aim for all of our children to
There are many ways in which we strive to achieve this and below are just a few examples
We are a mindful school
We are ready to learn
We are respectful to all
We are responsible for ourselves