MUSIC SUBJECT VISION
At Bell Farm Primary School we believe that music is an essential part of the curriculum and brings the whole school community together. We aim to inspire pupils to foster a love of music and to develop their talents as singers, musicians and performers. We engage pupils in collaborative projects and work hard to give our children a range of opportunities to perform to an audience, especially within our local community. We are passionate about our values-led curriculum and this permeates our singing lessons and assemblies. We provide pupils with the opportunity to experience music from a range of cultures, historical periods and genres. We endeavour to develop pupils’ creativity and their passion for music through a variety of learning experiences.
In line with the National Curriculum, pupils in EYFS and Key Stage One will:
- Learn to use their voices expressively and creatively by learning songs and rhymes in singing lessons.
- Enjoy using a range of percussion instruments in music lessons, to build their understanding of rhythm and tempo.
- Take part in recitals, such as the Christmas performance and summer concert, to increase their confidence as performers.
- Learn to play the recorder and begin to read musical notation.
Pupils in Key Stage Two will:
- Continue to develop as singers by learning to sing songs in parts and harmony.
- Learn to play musical instruments, including the recorder, with increasing accuracy and expression.
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
- Listen to a range of music from different cultures and genres.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato