We believe that musical education should allow children to develop a life-long love of music. Children will progress and develop their skills as musicians, gaining a sense of creativity and achievement, learn to appreciate the very best music from around the world and compose their own musical pieces. We aim to give all children the opportunity to enjoy and explore the music curriculum, no matter how much they have been exposed to it outside of school. Children gain an understanding of what music is by listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing styles, traditions, and musical genres. All children learn to play the clarinet and the recorder.
Aims of the Music Curriculum
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.