National Curriculum purpose of study:
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
National Curriculum Aims:
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, 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.
At Putteridge Primary School, we use the KAPOW scheme of work to teach children music. This provides teachers with week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school, with clear progression that supports all requirements of the national curriculum.
The learning within this Scheme is based on:
- The history of music
- Inter-related dimensions of music: pulse, pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure, musical notation
Music Downloadable Documents
The following document is to help parents understand what we teach, when we teach it and why we teach it:
To view the National Curriculum Programme of Study for KS1 and KS2 please see here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239037/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Music.pdf