Crags Music Curriculum
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, or additional needs, to flourish and to become the very best version of themselves that they can possibly be. Music uplifts and develops mental health and well-being.
At Crags Community School, it is our intent to make music an enjoyable learning experience. Children are encouraged to participate in a variety of musical experiences with the aim being to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing children’s ability to understand rhythm and to follow a beat as well as learning about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to appraise and appreciate different forms of music. Technical vocabulary, such as volume, pitch, beat, pulse and rhythm, is taught and children are encouraged to use the correct vocabulary when discussing music.
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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations