At All Saints Church of England Primary School, Music is given integrity and taught systematically through Key Stage 1 and 2. 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 composters and musicians (Legacy)
- 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.
We aim for children to see themselves as music makers and encourage children’s understanding and knowledge of music through playing, listening, singing, composing and performing. We believe the power of music and singing can support wellbeing and we aim to inspire and nurture a creative and imaginative approach to music making.
As well as weekly lessons, we provide opportunities for performing including Worships, Harvest and Christmas at All Saints Church; Easter Services, Summer performances plus performances at Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College. We also connect with our community and perform at local community events such as charity singing in Winchester. Our children are provided with wider opportunities for musical learning including Year 2 Listen To Me tuition and peripatetic instrumental tuition
We aim for all children at All Saints to develop a secure understanding of different musical styles, vocabulary and skills in order that they are able to compose, rehearse and perform confidently with their voices and a range of instruments. Each unit of work is assessed and reported on annually in our Record of Achievement.