Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music education 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 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 and have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
The school is committed to making sure that all children get the chance to learn to play a number of different musical instruments as part of a whole class ensemble. The school hires Leicestershire Music Service to make weekly visits to the school to teach children in years 4, 5 and 6 to play a different musical instrument each year. Our current Year 6 pupils have learnt to play the djembe drum, the ukulele and are currently learning to play the Japanese Taiko drum.