At Freegrounds we strive to have a Music Curriculum which is exciting, rewarding and challenging for our children. We endeavour to ensure that all of our children leave us with a musical literacy appropriate for their age.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Pupils should be taught to:
In Year R music is embedded across our curriculum. You will find us singing, playing and responding to music in all of our lessons and at many other times in the day. Children have a wide variety of opportunities to access music in their 'Discovery Time' through our outdoor music centre and the many resources we have inside our Year R Base.
See the attached document if you would like to find out more about how we encourage Musical Literacy in Year R.