The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
• Be taught to sing, create and compose music
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
Music plays an important part of school life here. The intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
Our music curriculum is taught in a cross-curricular way through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) each half term. We also use Devon Music and Charanga Music School to enhance our music curriculum. In addition to this the children get to learn a new instrument every half term through weekly whole class instrument teaching. We hold a weekly singing assembly, children can join our popular school choir which takes part in lots of community and inter-school events and children can choose music clubs or take advantage of the singing, piano and flute peripatetic teachers who come into school.