The National Curriculum
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
Music at Wootey Infant School
At Wootey Infant School we have a fabulous range of instruments for the children to access. Children sing in all areas of the curriculum with ‘Singing Phonics’, times tables raps and topic related songs for example the Continents Song and Five Oceans . We love singing in our class assemblies and performances where we perform to friends and family with gusto.
In Key Stage One the children also have music teaching delivered by wonderful Hampshire Music Service tutors through the L2Me programme – the children learn 3 instruments a year and perform to an audience at the end of each unit of learning. We also take part in vocal festivals and the Giant Sing at the Anvil performing with 1000 other local school children.