Music

At Rakegate Primary School, we believe that 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 part in the personal development of pupils. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. It also plays an important part in helping children feel part of a community. We provide many opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

 

Our Rakegate Vision for Music

INTENT- Pupils will

  • perform, listen to and evaluate music.

  • be taught to sing, create and compose music.

  • understand how music is created and produced.

  • have the opportunity to learn how to play musical instruments.

  • have fun exploring music in different ways.

 

IMPLEMENT- We will provide

  • music lessons that inspire and engage the children. Providing them with opportunities to be creative as well as developing a love of music and a desire to be creative through the use of ‘Music Express’.

  • musical instrument teaching to pupils in Year 4, where instrumental lessons are provided by specialist music teachers.

  • opportunities for Musical workshops with specialist music teachers and extra-curricular activities such as Wolverhampton Music School ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘The Big Sing’.

 

IMPACT-  pupils will

  • develop self-confidence through performing.

  • develop communication skills with others, reflecting on improvements that could be made to their work.

  • develop an appreciation of music from other cultures and societies.

  • know how to play a range of different musical instruments.

 

National Curriculum

The 2014 National Curriculum for Music states: “Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should 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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon”.

It also states that the curriculum aims to ensure that all children:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music.

  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music.

  • understand and explore how music is created.

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