Music Statement of Intent
At Wickhambrook we believe all pupils should have the opportunity to create, play, perform and enjoy music, whilst developing the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. We aim to promote creativity and to engage and inspire children to apply skills. We are currently using Charanga to support the teaching of music in our classrooms. Alongside this, we provide musical opportunities linked to our class topics where possible.
We believe that a music education will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. By promoting positive attitudes and teamwork within their musical experiences, we believe that these skills will be transferred into other subjects across the curriculum.
The national curriculum for music aims for all pupils to:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the classic 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
We believe that it is important for children to have a range of musical experiences and we currently offer opportunities to learn musical instruments, sing as part of a choir and within weekly singing assemblies and participate in musical enrichments within classes. Music also plays a huge part in our Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Summer productions and activities each year, alongside our class assemblies where songs and musical performances are a highlight.