“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato
Through Music we interweave our drivers in as many ways as possible. For example:
Communicators- children will explore how music is used to communicate feelings and important messages, they will be able to perform regularly and they will be able to critically and reflectively respond to music that they hear and compose.
Explorers - children will learn to play a range of instruments ( both tuned and untuned); they will listen to music from other cultures and composers that they may not hear in their day to day life.
Reading - we encourage children to read new vocabulary relating to pieces of music, they learn words from other languages and explore rhythm and rhyme through learning new songs. They will also begin to read music.
Believers - all children are able to perform the pieces of music that they learn through different means, They have the chance to compose their own music and believe that music can send messages to others for example ‘Stop’ in Y4 the anti-bullying rap.
Through these drivers and the delivery of the music curriculum we want our children to have a love of music and be able to discuss music. They will have a sound understanding of key musical terms and be able to perform music by reading music on a stave.