The Implementation - How we teach what we teach.

The music curriculum ensures students sing, listen, play, perform, create and evaluate. This is embedded in classroom activities as well as singing assemblies, various concerts and performances, the learning of instruments, and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular musical activities. The interrelated dimensions of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music in discussion, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In the classroom, children are given the opportunity to make music using instruments and non-musical idioms, and in doing so understand the different principles of creating sounds, as well as how to read a variety of music notation methods. They also learn how to compose, focussing on different dimensions of music and starting points, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion and vocal sounds is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of musical elements without the added complexity of an instrument. Linking in with our British values, many units of study includes aspects of British music, past and present. The staff use 'Music Express' to aid them in planning enriching lessons which match with the children's learning.