Our vision for Music
At Spurcroft school, we aim to equip our children with skills for 21st century, both vocational and avocational. Music is one of the subjects that can stay with a child for their whole life. Through composing and performing confident learners are developed and encouraged, through listening to a range of music, to share their own view points and opinions. It promotes team work and responsibility towards each other. High expectations in music ensure that all children are taught the skills of reading music and given the opportunities to use musical instruments creatively composing responses of their own from year 1.
Music is taught as part of PPA provision from year 1 to 4 as well as by class teachers. It is taught through four discrete areas:
theory - learning about how to read and write music and technical terms
appreciation- listening to a variety of musical genres over the years and talking or writing about its features, its structure and personal opinions.
Singing - from singing in unison to singing in parts and rounds and singing in harmony.
Composition and practical - once we have learned how to play some notes on an instrument, we can then teach simple composition.
We have a range of musical instruments that we use. In KS1, we concentrate on percussion instruments which include glockenspiels, moving into LKS2 we add recorders to the taught instruments and in UKS2 simple keyboard skills are taught.