Purpose of study
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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
At New Horizons Seaside Primary, we believe that a high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music in our school is about giving children opportunities to perform, listen to, review and evaluate different styles of music whilst simultaneously learning to sing and play musical instruments. They create and compose music with others and on their own and gain an understanding of the technical elements needed to do this.
Our children learn music through immersive teacher-led sessions that are engaging and enjoyable.
Through the EYFS Framework, children will be introduced to music through singing, making music and dancing, whilst also experimenting with ways of changing these concepts.
In KS1, children will be taught to use their voices creatively, listen critically to different genres of music and experiment with the different inter-related dimensions of music.
In KS2, the children will build on the knowledge they have gained in KS1. They will begin to gain an understanding of musical notation and develop their composition and performance skills. The children will also develop an appreciation for the different genres of music and be able to describe how each period falls into history. The children will also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and sing as part of the school choir, who will perform at the 02 Young Voices in the New Year.
Teachers will enable children to access a more diverse range of music and develop their skills in order to access the next level of musical excellence.
At New Horizons Seaside Primary, it is our intent that our music curriculum fosters a love of music, which inspires the children to continue their music journey. It is our aim to develop the children’s appreciation for music both historically and culturally.
We believe that our high-quality music education engages and motivates our pupils to develop their fluency and accuracy in this subject over time, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
By the end of Year 6, they will have developed the skills to be able to play, compose and improvise having used a variety of instruments. Throughout their time at Seaside, pupils should have gained an understanding of the technical elements needed to do this. Children at Seaside Primary will leave Seaside passionate about enjoying and appreciating music in a variety of ways.