Curriculum Intent for Music
Our Music curriculum inspires children’s love of music by giving them the opportunity to experience a range of music and composers including live music. They are taught to, listen to, evaluate, compose and perform a range of music from a variety of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions using the Charanga Musical School.
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:
- 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
Music Curriculum Map
Music Essential Knowledge
Progression in Music
Peace Proms 2020
Below are some website links for activities children can try at home.