Music is at the heart of Our school life
Music is a subject which provides all pupils the opportunity to participate in creative, artistic and physical activity and as such, captures the imagination of children in their formative years.
We provide a broad and eclectic music curriculum, in order to stimulate pupils’ interest, appreciation and enjoyment of music – and to develop pupils’ perceptive, sensitive and critical response to music of different forms, styles and cultures. The core musical skills of Listening and Appraisal, Composition and Performance, are taught via a wide range of theoretical and practical activities and every pupil is encouraged to develop their musical ability to their fullest potential. In addition, pupils who exhibit an innate musical ability and talent are provided with additional support and guidance via our High Achievers programme.
Music currilulum aims
• 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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.