"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. " Victor Hugo
At St Anne's, we believe that music is integral in the development of the whole child. Teaching enables pupils to experience diverse and rich opportunities from which they learn and develop a range of transferable skills, for example communication skills, pattern spotting and relaxation opportunities. Through the Music curriculum, pupils explore creativity and expression using different instruments (including voice), techniques and technology to create musical compositions. Children focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need in order to become confident composers, performers and listeners.
At St Anne's we use a combination of Kapow, Trafford Music Service Wider Opportunities programme and musical performances to cover the National Curriculum for Music. Kapow is a music scheme which provides teachers with detailed lessons, progression and engaging resources. The scheme follows a holistic approach to music in which the 5 strands (performing, listening, composing, the history of music and the inter-related dimensions of music) are woven together to create engaging and enriching learning experiences. Each unit combines these strands within a cross-curricular topic - such as the Ancient Egyptians or Rainforests - which encourages the children to explore music with enthusiasm. It also follows the spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon. All of this is supplemented by regular whole-school singing practices and music-related brain breaks such as clap-along rhythm activities.
Children talk about how much they enjoy their music lessons in school. They are aware of their current skills and have ideas about where they would like to take their learning next. Making use of our assessment tools, we will be able to observe a clear progression of skills throughout the school.
Whole School Overview
Year 2 and Year 5 both learn a musical instrument in the Spring term through the Trafford Music Service Wider Opportunities programme.
At St Anne's, we provide pupils with memorable experiences in Music. Please take a look at some of these experiences below.
Year 5 completing part of their 'Ancient Egypt' music unit.
Performing in St. Anne's Church with iSingPop