Music

The aims of music education are to:
1. enable each child to grow musically at his/her own level and pace;
2. foster musical responsiveness;
3. support children's instinctive drive for sensory experience;
4. give pupils a means of both verbal and non-verbal experience;
5. develop awareness and appreciation of organised sound patterns;
6. develop instrumental and vocal skills;
7. develop aural imagery;
8. develop sensitive, analytical and critical response to music;
9. develop capacity to express ideas, thoughts and feelings through music;
10. develop awareness and understanding of musical traditions, styles and cultures from other times and places;
11. develop the experience that derives from striving for the highest possible musical and technical standards;
12. foster enjoyment of all aspects of music.

 

The music curriculum will be based on two Attainment Targets:
 

1. Attainment Target 1 Performing and Composing
2. Attainment Target 2 Listening and Appraising


Music is either taught as a discreet subject or through topic cross curricular learning. Aspects such as music from other times and cultures, our musical heritage or IT will be included at relevant points throughout the various units. The music co-ordinator will take singing practice with the aim of extending the children's song repertoire and providing them with an enriching experience of mass singing.
 

There is a choir club that meet once a week during lunch time.  The club is led by the Music Coordinator.  At our school we will try to give those children who express an interest, the opportunity to play a musical instrument. We currently have 2 extra curricular guitar clubs running after school: one for beginners and one for more advanced players. We are investigating the use of individual violin tuition through Plymouth Youth Music Service. We will also find as many opportunities as we can to give children the chance to hear musical performances.