Through our music curriculum we engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and to develop their own musical knowledge and ability to increase their self-esteem, creativity and confidence.
Our curriculum ensures that music plays a fundamental role in the life of our school and that children gain a love for music and to grow in knowledge and appreciation of music through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. Each child is to be given the opportunity to learn or have an experience of playing a range of musical instruments no matter of their age, ability or background. In addition, all children will be able to sing as part of whole school singing or the school choir.
Furthermore, children will have an opportunity to express themselves creativity through composition and improvisation (either instrumentally or vocally) to enable them to have a sense of pride and achievement.
Our music curriculum, which is based on National Curriculum, aims that all pupils will have the following opportunities:
- 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
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to 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
- 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.
From 2020-2021, class teachers use using Music Express as the main resource for their weekly teaching. Additionally, KS2 classes will receive expert tuition from the St Helens Music Service for a block during the year. To ensure continuity and progression of skills, our curriculum map for Music Express has been specifically designed with crossover links to that of St Helens Music Service.