We strive for all of our children to gain a firm understanding of music through performing, singing, playing, composing and improvising, listening, reflecting and evaluating across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. Our aim is for every child to be inspired and excited by their experiences and to unlock their musical potential. We are committed to ensuring that children understand and value the importance of music in their lives and that they have the skills and enthusiasm to involve themselves in music in a wide range of contexts.
Our music curriculum ensures that all children learn through performing, singing, playing, composing and improvising, listening, reflecting and evaluating. These components are embedded in classroom practice, as well as in assemblies, performances, community events and instrument tuition. The inter-related dimensions of music are taught progressively to ensure that children learn the language of music as well as the skills and knowledge to create, perform and evaluate. In music lessons, children have access to a wide range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments including a large set of glockenspiels, and all children learn wind and string instruments as a class ensemble. We use technology to support playing and composition, recording and backing. Extra-curricular clubs such as peripatetic keys, recorders and Glee Club have an excellent uptake and are well loved. These give the children real opportunities to perform to audiences and to work with skilled musicians.
The impact is that we have children who are inspired to perform, sing and play music. They feel safe and happy and therefore are willing to have a go and to improve their work. Our children have wonderful experiences in their lessons and are able to use their creativity to learn and play. We develop creative and confident learners who understand musical elements and perform well individually and as a group. We ensure that our children have the confidence and enthusiasm to further their musical experiences when they leave us if they want to.
Music - Perton First School Subject Map
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