St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary School & Nursery

St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary School & Nursery

Music Vision Statement

Our music curriculum aims to provide all pupils with high quality music education. The curriculum is underpinned by the Rosenshine principles of instruction to support the children making meaningful and accelerated progress. We hope it engages, inspires and helps children to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity, and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement. We offer opportunities for children to develop their talents in all aspects of music including composition, singing and appreciation.

Through our music curriculum, we hope:

that children will develop an ability to listen to, and appreciate a wide variety of music, including different styles, periods and cultures

that children will have opportunities to explore and express ideas and feelings about music, in a variety of ways, for example through dance.

that children will explore a range of musical elements, for example: pitch, tempo and dynamics.

that we will encourage active involvement in creating and developing musical ideas using voices and instruments – both tuned and un-tuned.

that we will develop a sense of group identity and togetherness through composing, rehearsing and performing music with others, to an audience.

that we will help the children develop self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

that we will develop children’s awareness and understanding of music from a wide variety of styles, periods and cultures

that we will enable all children to have access to music and to develop an enjoyment of music which will always be part of their lives

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important role in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society that we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to learn more about the world we live in. Music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform, and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

Creating, performing and listening to music can be moving or even spiritual experience. We encourage children to reflect on the important effect that music can have on people’s moods and senses. Children have the opportunity to encounter music from many different cultures which encourages positive attitudes towards other cultures and societies.

Please see the below document for the Music progressional curriculum.