At Kingsland CE Primary School we follow the Primary National Curriculum. Mrs Green (KS1) and Mr Debenham (KS2) are the school's Music leaders.
Music is a highly valued subject in our curriculum. National Curriculum objectives for music are taught in a number of ways at Kingsland CE Primary School:
- Explicit music lessons
- Music lessons linked to class topics
- Wider opportunity music lessons (Y3 recorders)
- Musical productions e.g. Y5/6 production; KS1 Nativity production
- Daily singing and listening in Collective Worship
- Weekly Songs of Praise worship
- Musical events e.g. Winter Concert
- Visits and visitors e.g. Birmingham theatre visit; pantomime; Hereford 6th Form College concert
- Instrumental music lessons (paid for individually)
- Individual instrumental performances in worship time
- After school choir and steel band
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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.