Wootey Infant School Music Intent
"Our children will learn to express themselves and their musicality through rich and diverse musical experiences, including live music"
Music at Wootey Infant School
Our musicians will learn that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Music lessons will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and develop as musicians, and in turn increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. At Wootey Infant School we believe that music plays a integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for children to create, play, perform and experience music. We love singing in our class assemblies and performances where we perform to friends and family with gusto, showcasing their talent and understanding of performing. Throughout the school we learn topic related songs for example the Continents Song, Five Oceans and the Great Fire of London song. Additional opportunities are offered in music, such as the Choir with rehearses regularly and performs in school and at events in the community.
The Kapow scheme of work is used from Reception to Year 2 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians.
The National Curriculum states 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.
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
The National Curriculum requirements for subject content at KS1
Pupils should be taught to:
- use their voices expressively and creatively by singing and speaking chants and rhymes
- play tuned and untuned instruments musically
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music
We love our music lessons. Have a look at the photos of us being respectful, happy and creative!