Music Curriculum Statement
At Edgebury Primary School, our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self expression and encourage our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians.
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’
(The National Curriculum)
Our music curriculum embodies our school core values of Respect, Opportunity, Challenge and Creativity:
Respect: Learning to create music in a collaborative way, listening to each other and encouraging each other on our musical journey.
Opportunity: Taking the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument, listen to unfamiliar and new music from different cultures and genres. Sharing musical ideas through composition.
Challenge: Practise and progression in musical skills and knowledge.
Creativity: Creating and composing new music, learning music and refining musical performance using dynamics. Responding to music through art, writing and other subject areas.
Our music curriculum, at Edgebury, is supported by Kapow music resources during whole class teaching time. Within this framework all children are given the opportunity to sing, listen, perform and evaluate.
As well as the core music curriculum, our music offer at Edgebury includes:
Whilst at Edgebury, children have the opportunity to forge their own musical journey, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of music and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as achievement, self-confidence, interaction with an awareness of others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as across the world. Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer. They can discuss music and comprehend its parts. They can sing, feel a pulse, add rhythms and create melodies in a group and they can further develop these skills in the future and continue to enjoy and embrace music in their lives.