See and hear the wonderful music taking place at our school...
|Year 5/6 practicing the Glokenspiel
|Learning the notes on a Glockenspiel
|Year 1 performing in front of Year 3/4
Reception having a great time performing Chinese style music to mark the beginning of Chinese New Year...
Year 1 creating compositions based on the duration of a note.
Creating meditation music for Mental Health Week...
In our 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 people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enable children to understand better the world that they live in. It can also play an important part in helping children to feel part of a community.
Our Music curriculum will be underpinned by the drivers of possibility, initiative and mindfulness.
e.g. By learning about famous composers and musicians, the children will understand the value of music and its place in peoples’ lives.
e.g. Develop the skills to be able to ‘unpick’ the technical aspects of music and use this to compose their own music.
e.g. Asking the children to spend quiet time listening to music, contemplating their environment and surroundings.
All children will be given opportunities 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.
Areas of Learning
More detailed information, regarding what is specifically taught in each year group, can be found in our Progression documents at https://www.bickershaw.wigan.sch.uk/virtual-office/school-curriculum-information