- Our Music curriculum aims for all our pupils to be inspired. We want them to be motivated to develop their musicianship and musicality, while enjoying and appreciating a range of music genres. Also to be confident in performing in front of an audience.
- We aim for our pupils to increase their notation and music theory skills across all year groups, with clear progression from EYFs to Y6, as well as to be able to communicate effectively with confidence using musical vocabulary.
- We want our pupils to be creative, compose, perform and sing their own music, based on their learning (in class lessons and in clubs), using natural or improvised musical instruments, as well as music technology.
- The implementation takes place bi-termly using the Music Learning journeys for every term and lessons are taught by a Music Specialist. Pupils practice notation, singing and instrument playing, while learning and applying the interrelated dimensions of music. All these are differentiated according to the age of the pupils, and any individual needs.
- Our lessons are based on the Charanga Scheme of music, providing hands-on practice using a variety of musical instruments, singing assemblies, music software, as well as music improvisation and singing techniques.
- We organise performances in school assemblies and participation in various music projects beyond the school.
- Our pupils love and enjoy music, they gain in- depth knowledge of various genres of music.
- Throughout their school journey and by the end of Year 6 pupils are able to improvise/compose simple or complex rhythms or melodies, using various instruments that they learned throughout the years, either as a solo, or as part of an ensemble. They are also able to use music technology to create, record and edit music and sounds, supporting their skills in music composition, and making them secondary ready.
- Pupils participate in various performances (in school and externally) and this continues to raise their confidence in performing as musicians. Their confidence is also enhanced by participation in-school projects and music partnerships such as Newham Music, Iroko Theatre and performances at the Rathbone Marketplace and in local community fairs.