The Expressive Arts and Design section of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) and the National Curriculum Music Programmes of Study (2014) form the roots of Huttoft Primary and Nursery School music curriculum. From this national documentation, Huttoft Primary and Nursery School music curriculum has been devised, developed and personalised to our school community.
Our music curriculum is underpinned by the national curriculum’s 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.
At Huttoft , we understand that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. At Huttoft we follow the Charanga music scheme which allows pupils to show progression by developing a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. Through our teaching of music, we will teach skills which transcend the music curriculum; improvising and composing, listening and appraising, performance (instrumental) and performance (vocal).
At Huttoft , we endeavour to continue our learners’ music education by:
- Encouraging this natural expression of self through a range of musical opportunities.
- Developing children’s knowledge and understanding of the music, and musicians and their contribution to music across time periods and cultures.
- Guiding learners to explore and develop their own ideas, finding inspiration from unlimited and undefined sources.
We aim for all Huttoft musicians to:
- 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.
- Be confident and creative when singing and using their voices.
- Be resilient and adaptable when creating and composing music on their own and with others as part of collaborative teamwork.
- Be courageous and positive when learning a musical instrument.
- Use technology appropriately demonstrating respect for equipment or instruments being played.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through a diverse range of musicians.
- Understand the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.