Music Curriculum Team
Oliver Norman - Strategic Curriculum Leader
Lydia Tidmarsh - Deputy Music Leader
High-Quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, in order to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, listen, appraise and evaluate. Like all learning, music should be enjoyed and explored, so children will have formal and informal opportunities in order to develop their own opinions and preferences about music.
We believe that singing is a truly inclusive musical activity that transcends all economical and academic boundaries and research suggests that it has a huge benefit on the wellbeing and the learning potential of our children. Music and performance can help pupils to become confident individuals while also developing teamwork and a sense of collective responsibility, all of which are essential skills in such a challenging geographical locality.
All children will get to sing regularly in a whole school/key stage/ class community setting.
There will be a singing element included in all appropriate NC music lessons.
Singing will be encouraged to help explore subject content in other areas of the curriculum.
All pupils should be given the opportunity to sing songs in a variety of genres.
There will be a designated singing club during lunchtime every week for pupils to join should they wish to engage further in singing.
The school will aim to showcase their singing through participating in school concerts, Nativities, assemblies and end of year musical productions.
We will run an additional choir, via audition, to enhance and develop our children who demonstrate natural ability.
CPD will be provided to staff in order to develop their confidence and teaching standards.
Learning will be supported by subscription to appropriate resource channels