At Crowton Christ Church Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music expressing how it makes them feel through words and pictures. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to confidently sing in tune and with other people. Using instruments, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We also teach them to understand pitch, rhythm and timbre.
- To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
- To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum so that all children know more, remember more and understand more.
- Opportunities will be provided for theatre/musical visits such as a pantomime and singing in various concerts locally. Visits from musicians such as a Samba band that came recently.
- Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum using various schemes such as Music Express and Sing Up.
- Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.
- Children get access to being taught by real musicians and many children have private lessons at school learning instruments such as piano, trumpet, keyboard and guitar.
- Choir has recently started up again after Covid restrictions were lifted and this has proved popular with children from Year 3 upwards.
- All children get experience of performing to a wider audience in the Christmas play and concerts held in the local area. Children will be aware of opportunities available and possibility of accessing them.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
- Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music.
- Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression.
- Children will participate in wider musical activities.
- Opportunities for improved well-being and confidence will be increased.
- Children will gain wider audience performance experience.
- Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.