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St. Michael's Music Curriculum

At St. Michael's, we believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. (The National Curriculum)

 

Music teaching at St. Michael's aims to follow the specifications of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills. We believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. Through worships and key stage performances (KS1 Nativity and KS2 Summer Show), children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others.

Lessons enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of music and begin to appraise a range of musical genres.

 

The Aims of the Music Curriculum

The aims of our music curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music.
  • Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions.
  • Can sing and use their voices to create different effects.
  • Create and compose music, both on their own and with others.
  • Use a range of musical language.
  • Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music.
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience.
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