At St Bernadette’s Primary School, our music curriculum aims to ensure children experience the Joy and Wonder of music to celebrate the God given gifts and talents, which make everyone unique. It intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a lifelong love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians.
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’ (The National Curriculum)
The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:
– Can sing and use their voices individually and in a group
– Create and compose music on their own and with others
– Use technology appropriately when composing
– Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument
– Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
– Listen to, review and evaluate the work of great composers and musicians from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
– Enjoy and have an appreciation of a range of different musical styles e.g. Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock etc.Use and understand musical language and include musical features in their own work
– Make judgements about the quality of music
– Have opportunities to play a variety of instruments
– Have different opportunities to take part in performances