Reaching for the Stars with Aspiration and Hope
The National Curriculum recognises that:
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
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
At Bromesberrow we use Charanga (https://charanga.com/site/), a fantastic online musical school teaching sequence of learning, which offers a range of creative resources, including apps for use with our ipads.
Here are a few of the ways we offer music enrichment opportunities for children:
* A dedicated school choir, who have taken part in competitions locally and attended national events to experience music on a larger scale.
* Recorder club in school
* Music lessons with experienced, qualified teachers for groups and individuals (guitar, ukulele and violin to name a few) .
* Whole class music experiences planned in with Gloucestershire Music https://www.gloucestershiremusic.co.uk/
As a part of our whole school cohesion in the curriculum we adopt an enquiry focus each term, e.g. being historians, geographers, artists, musicians, linguists... We believe that this creates better connectivity between the subjects, making learning more relevant to the children, so that they are inspired to 'reach for the stars' as a school team and personally.