At Netherseal St. Peter’s, we value music as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum.
It is our intent that the music element of our curriculum should be an enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers. Children will experience listening to music from different cultures and eras and participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. Children will learn to develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. As children progress, they will think more critically and develop a deeper understanding of music, knowing that it reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation and globally.
Music is taught as a discrete subject using the Charanga Musical School resource, but also across the curriculum using the ‘Freestyle Units’ which are closely linked to topic areas. All musical learning is built around the interrelated dimensions of music: pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation. These dimensions weave through the units to encourage the development of musical skills as the learning progresses through listening and appraising, differing musical activities, including creating and exploring, and performing.
A weekly ‘Praise’ assembly and performances, such as Christmas nativities and end of year shows, allow the children opportunities to develop their singing skills and gain an understanding of how ensembles work.
Music at Forest School