Our Music curriculum is designed to enable students to express themselves freely through singing and playing instruments, and to access further musical opportunities at home, at school and in the future. Music is taught both as a structured discipline and a source of joy. Children’s musicianship and growing understanding of the abstract musical space is developed alongside their knowledge of music from different times and places and the technical skills required to sing and play instruments. Music is experienced as performance, as self-expression, as audience (including professional live performance) and as an integral part of community.
Our Specialist Music Teacher gives weekly music lessons to Y1-6 and leads two singing assemblies (Reception/KS1 and KS2). In Reception, Music is integrated into the EYFS framework, at times both structured and spontaneous. Children receive at least 1 hour of Music weekly.
Big Blue Question examples:
Is the language of music universal?
Do we all hear music in the same way?
Is there good and bad music or is it all a matter of taste?
Blue Sky Thinkers:
Cass Elliot, Edvard Grieg, BB King, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bob Marley, Freddy Mercury, Issachar Miron, Jacques Offenbach, Paul Rissmann, PI Tchaikovsky
Western Classical Music both historic and contemporary, Brazilian Samba, Traditional Ghanaian song and drumming, Indian Classical Music, Blues and Reggae
Music Subject Leader - Ms Ros Savournin