The intent of our Music curriculum is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, and composing across a wide variety of styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at St Rose’s is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We want children to see the importance that Music plays in helping us to worship God. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. Through the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Key Stage One Curriculum, we aim for the children to be taught the principles of Music, of being able to use their voices expressively, play tuned and untuned instrument, listen with concentration and understanding to a range of music and experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of Music.
Music is embedded in classroom activities and singing assemblies ensuring that children are able to enjoy and express themselves through Music, whether that is as a listener, performer or creator. It helps our children to also develop an understanding of culture and history both individually as well as ethnicities around the world. We follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the 2014 National Curriculum objectives for Key Stage One, ensuring a clear progression of skills.
“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.” National Curriculum 2014