Why do we teach music at Brighton Avenue Primary School?
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.
What are our aims in teaching music at Brighton Avenue Primary School?
Our aims are to:
- develop musical skills and concepts through listening, performing, composing and reviewing.
- develop social skills through co-operation with others in the shared experience of making music
- perform, listen to and review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
- enrich and support work in other areas of the curriculum
- develop links with our local community through shared musical events
- learn to sing and to use 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
- take music and singing beyond the classroom and into the community
- give every child the opportunity to perform as part of a group for children to be proud of their achievements.