Music Curriculum Lead - Collette Humphreys
Our vision for music is that we aim to engage and encourage every child to develop a lifelong love of music. We want to inspire the minds of tomorrow to be confident, imaginative and creative musicians. Our music curriculum provides every child with a solid foundation in musical skills, from the physical action of using an instrument to learn the mathematical skills needed to keep a pulse. Every child will have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument (other than the voice) before leaving Brierley Hill Primary. We celebrate success through concert performances which showcase the children's talents and personal achievements.
Detailed below is an overview of what your child will learn in music through each of the key stages.
Children will be taught to sing songs, explore different sounds of instruments and represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings in music.
Key Stage 1
Children will be taught to use their voices expressively and creatively. They will play tuned and untuned instruments. They will listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high quality recorded music. They will experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Key Stage 2
Children will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and producing sounds from aural memory. They will learn about great composers and musicians and develop an understanding of the history of music.