Music Curriculum Vision
‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ (Plato)
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.’ (The National Curriculum)
Purpose and Intent
At Radipole Primary School, we understand the importance of having music in our lives, for it makes us feel good and supports our emotional well-being and development. Just as an author inspires the reader, we hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing the children to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, we will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians. We hope to find music that moves them, from which they will continue to take joy from throughout their lives.
Our intention is that our children gain a firm understanding of what music is, through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We aim to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music.
Implementation and Realisation
In addition to the music lessons, all children attend a weekly KS1 or KS2 singing assembly where the joy of singing is actively encouraged and promoted through a wide repertoire of songs.
Impact and Evaluation
As children progress through the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding an appreciation of music and its place within the wider creative arts context. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of music, children gain an appreciation of life in different societies, helping to develop a sense of other cultures. There are many ways we can demonstrate the music curriculum at Radipole Primary School. Below are a few highlights: