Music

 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

 

 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.

     

    Key stage 1

    Pupils are taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

    play instruments musically.

  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.

     

    Key stage 2

    Pupils are taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and group contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.

  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.

  • use and understand some musical notations.

  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

     

    At Springfield House, further learning in Music is enabled through our daily assemblies where the children sing together and listen to a variety of music genres over the year. All children also take part in a Christmas musical production.

     

    Some children, with identified needs, also have the opportunity to take part in Music Therapy sessions on a weekly basis with one of our two qualified Music Therapists.

Music Policy