The music curriculum at Panshanger is delivered by a specialist music teacher. We follow the National Curriculum Programme of study for Music. It is our aim that our pupils will:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
- learn to sing and to use their voices
- create and compose music on their own and with others
- have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- explore how music is created, produced and communicated
In Key Stage 1 pupils will learn to:
- use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
- play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
- listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
In Key Stage 2 pupils will learn to:
- sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control.
- play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
- improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- use and understand staff and other musical notations
- appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- develop an understanding of the history of music