At Ashbury CE Primary School, we believe that music will develop our children’s curiosity, confidence and determination in our creative curriculum. We believe that music gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express themselves through a variety of experiences.
Children will gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our school community will develop their understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts
We will help the children as Ashbury School become confident and positive composers of music in all its many forms; developing an appreciation of music that lasts long into their future in our ever changing World.
To achieve our aims, lessons are planned to ensure children are challenged and motivated, enhancing their love for learning. Our lessons are cross curricular and links across subjects are made when this is possible. Children are provided with the best resources possible; enabling staff to make lessons practical, engaging and active. We provide constant support for our children and through this engagement all children are able to achieve and reach for their goals with confidence.
Teachers model and instruct on the key skills and share key knowledge for each lesson, then allowing children time to practise, investigate and develop independently, while offering support where needed.
National Curriculum - Please click here for more information about the music programme of study from the Department of Education.