Our Music Curriculum
Why is Music important?
Through music, we are provided with a powerful universal language which helps promote unity, enables us to process and express our emotions and fuels our imagination.
Music is important in developing individual discipline, focus and memory.
Whether the we are singing, playing, or listening, we develop our aural discrimination through music, which is an important part of communication and literacy.
When is Music taught?
Music is taught through thematic units, both through Skills Development Tasks and through learning which then apply those skills. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught. We also use Charanga to complement the music taught through the thematic units.
How is Music taught?
Music is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and composing, performing, listening and appraising skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Who do we learn about in Music?
We learn about a range of famous composers from history, such as J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Rimsky-Korsakov.
We also learn about more contemporary composers, such as Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
What do we learn about in Music?
We learn about the following:-
Signs and symbols
Evolution of instruments
African music, including drumming
Inuit throat singing
How do we assess and monitor Music?
Music assessment is ongoing to inform teachers with their planning, lesson activities and differentiation.