At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery, we believe that the teaching of music is important to the development of the child as a whole. It enables the child to begin to understand sound as a medium of expression and communication and it contributes to the child’s spiritual, moral and social education.
We aim to;
- Teach children to be sensitive to sound and be aware of what they hear.
- Develop children’s confidence, memory and ability to sequence.
- Give children the opportunity to work with a variety of musical instruments to produce different sounds.
- Teach children to concentrate on, listen to and comment on a variety of musical styles.
- Give children the opportunity to learn about music from a variety of cultural traditions.
- Teach children about the elements of music when composing, performing, listening and appraising.
The National Curriculum and the Model Music Curriculum require that all children should be given the opportunity to perform and compose, listen and appraise through experiencing the main elements of music, ie; pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre and texture. Children will focus on one or more of these elements in each unit of work in Music, with each unit usually lasting one half term. At Meole Brace Priamry School, we such a high importance in children gaining lots of different experiences both listening to and performing.
In the Autumn term, we had the Shropshire Music service come to visit for 'Live Music Week.' This gave children a chance to have a go on instruments they could learn in school - the PBuzz and the Doods which are pre-brass and pre-woodwind instruments.
We also offer a wide range of extra curricular opportunities in Music. Children can receive instrumental tuition from Year One upwards. They can also take part in instrumental and singing workshops and performances with other schools in the local area. We recently had The Cambridge University Brass Band come to perform for us. The children were inspired by their performance of 'How to train your dragon' and 'Harry Potter.'
To learn more, please see our school's vision for Music and the subject progression map below.