Our Music curriculum has been designed with the ambition that every young person should be able to experience music and to make progress. It is founded on the belief that music enriches individual lives as well as a school’s wider community.
Our curriculum allows pupils to:
- use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
- play tuned and untuned instruments musically
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In addition to the National Curriculum aims, our school sets out the following aims which will be achieved through the teaching of high-quality music sequences of learning:
- To enable every child to enjoy and understand music and to appreciate music critically.
- To develop every child’s awareness of many different genre of music from cultures as wide as possible from around the world.
- To develop every child’s capacity to express their ideas, experiences and feelings through music both individually and collectively.
- To encourage every child to be creative and free thinking.
- To build self-confidence and develop every child’s communication skills.
- To promote higher order, deeper thinking through the joy of lifelong learning and the continued acquisition of music knowledge, skills and values.
- To enhance the quality of every child’s life through hands-on musical experience in aural, performance and creative skills and study.
At Netherton infants we create a culture of music appreciation. Each month we celebrate a different musician from classical composers, traditions and popular artist's from every continent and covering the 9 characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 in the list of musicians we study.
Each month in assembly the new artist or genre is introduced to the children and each week music by that artist is played on entry and exit to assembly. At the beginning of assembly children discuss their thoughts and responses to the music and learn a little more about the artist or musical style.