What children learn in music lessons
We want children to think and behave like a musician. We want children to develop a practical based approach to learning that will help them to make connections between musical elements, genres, and periods in history. Children will be able to discuss music and express their opinions so that they remember key concepts and vocabulary that will help them to make a sense of what they hear and create. We want them to be inspired, expressive and confident performers.
Our approach to teaching music
Children are taught how to be a good musician using and applying their knowledge, skills and understanding of musical concepts through practical, first-hand experiences and opportunities to use a wide range of instruments. This is embedded through classroom activities as well as singing assemblies, annual performances, the learning of instruments, and the opportunity to join our extra-curricular ensembles.
There is a strong focus on recurring musical concepts and vocabulary to help children to retain and build on skills and knowledge, make links between past learning, and help them make sense of future learning.
Children’s achievements in music
Children express what they know, remember, and can do in a range of creative ways that showcases the skills and knowledge that they have gained over a unit and built up over time. Having a wide range of musical experiences means that they can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing, feel, and create a melody or a rhythm. They will know that being a good musician requires practice and repetition. They will understand how to produce a high-quality performance and to respect and appreciate each other as part of an ensemble.