FPS Music Curriculum Statement
At Flintham Primary School we value music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change and impact the way children feel, think and act. We aim to enable our children to use the universal language of music within a high-quality musical education that promotes the love of music and use of talent in a variety of contexts. 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. Our objective at FPS is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music.
• The lessons are delivered weekly, by a specialist music teacher, during the class teachers’ PPA time.
• The scheme runs on a two-year cycle, (described here as Cycle A and Cycle B) as classes are taught in mixed year groups.
• The lessons are designed to be progressive and build on prior learning.
• Lessons include ideas for support for the less able and to extend the more able.
• Years 3 and 4 have one term of class glockenspiel tuition and years 5 and 6 have a term of weekly ukulele lessons.
• Individual instrumental lessons are available in woodwind, brass and string instruments or piano.
• All children have the opportunity to perform in Christmas plays
• All children have the opportunity to join the school choir which involves weekly rehearsals and practices and performing at village events, church services and Equals Trust annual ‘Let’s Sing’ event at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.
Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of music and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a student may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection.
Cross curricular links with history, culture, art, language and maths are highlighted. Children have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest during their lives.