Music Statement of Intent
‘You are the light of the world’
At St Anne’s CE Primary School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils in creating a curriculum that encourages children to become resilient learners of music. The intention is that children 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, thinking about the diversity of music. Our objective is to engage and inspire the children to develop a love of music and increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement whilst giving them room to be creative. We aim to give the children a range of musical opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom to allow them to fully achieve their potential and to show commitment to learning music.
By the end of Key Stage 2, and in preparation for Key Stages 3 and 4, our 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.
We believe that through these opportunities children can become confident, life-long learners of music who will shine in the world.