Music Statement of Intent
At Loseley Fields Primary we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. In lessons, we use Charanga to support our music teaching. This is an online music scheme provided by Surrey Arts with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support the children’s learning about music. We teach them to listen to and appreciate different forms of music and children develop descriptive skills in music lessons. We also teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. Every child will have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of musical instruments during their time at Loseley Fields. By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils learn to read musical notation and play tuned instruments as part of an ensemble in class.
Aim of the Music Curriculum
The national 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.