Music is at the heart of learning at our school. We aim to stimulate a thirst for learning and knowledge of music whilst keeping our curriculum broad and rich in stimulus. We provide a quality education that is inclusive and equips all our children to be lifelong learners. We use a variety of resources to assist us in delivering this curriculum including specialist teachers, visits and curriculum enhancements and ensure links and relationships are meaningful to them. Our children will be engaged in a multitude of opportunities to allow them to excel and showcase their knowledge and skills. We provide a broad and balanced approach to music, which alongside collective worship, will empower our children with skills, knowledge and vocabulary-rich experiences that excite and engage. Whilst being at Highfield St. Matthew’s C.E Primary school, our children will receive a wide range of experiences to enhance their learning and to become well rounded individuals. Their happiness and futures are at the heart of Highfield St. Matthew’s twelve chosen Christian values.
Children will develop musical and personal skills along the way to enable them to take part in the wider world of musical life through a curriculum created to enrich the cultural capital of each child. Parents will play a key role in supporting their children and the school by encouraging their child to practice instruments, and attend concerts and services for Christian calendar events throughout their child’s school journey.
We follow the National Curriculum objectives and look to revisit them throughout the curriculum map in order to build on and consolidate previous knowledge. Our Early Years children learn to listen and respond to a variety of music where they can begin to explore, create and perform music using voices and classroom instruments for pleasure and to develop their sense of Christian values.
In Key Stage 1 and 2, our children continue to listen to and appraise various genres of music and build on their knowledge and understanding of the interrelated dimension of music through games, singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing and performing. Their music making will develop their sense of music for pleasure and their greater sense of Christian values.