At Cullingworth Village Primary School we aim to inspire a love of music through practical, engaging activities. Teamwork skills, self-confidence and self-evaluation is developed by learning songs, rhymes and other pieces of music which students have the opportunity to perform accompanied either with percussion or tuned instruments depending on their age. Listening to a variety of music from different time periods and cultures allows students to develop their auditory skills, memory skills, and also to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the music. Music is a prominent aspect of everyday life and therefore teaching these skills will allow our students to develop into young people who have a broad range of experiences and a bright future.
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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
Music is taught as a discrete lesson to all children in KS1 and KS2 with some songs linking to the current theme. All pupils participate in weekly singing practise during which seasonal songs are taught. Pupils are exposed to different composers with our Composer of the Month. Music is further enhance by visiting bands and ensembles.