Music

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our aim is to teach music in a way that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
The national curriculum for music which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods,
    genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great 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.

Key Stage 1
Pupils will be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and
    rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded
    music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions
    of music

Key Stage 2
Pupils will be taught to:

  •  play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical
    instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related
    dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn
    from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

In addition to the music taught in class, children are given the opportunity to learn an instrument with peripatetic music teachers from One Education Music and Trafford Music Service. These instruments include:
Clarinet
Flute

Recorder
Violin
Cello
Guitar
Steelpans

Our music co-ordinator also runs a weekly ‘Rock Band’ club for Year 6 pupils.

For children wishing to pursue their musical interests across the city, please visit Manchester Music Hub by clicking on the image below: