Music

‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’

(The National Curriculum)

Our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity and self-expression, encouraging children to work together with others to create, compose, rehearse and perform. We aspire to create a life-long love of music in our children by exposing them to a wealth of musical genres, experiences, composers and artists and igniting a passion for music. By providing children with performance opportunities through singing, playing and composing we will enable them to become confident and reflective musicians.

The aims of our music curriculum are to develop children who can:

  • Sing solo and in group ensembles
  • Play a range of tuned and un-tuned instruments musically
  • Create and compose using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • Listen to and appraise music from a range of genres and historical periods
  • Begin to understand musical notation
  • Perform to an audience
  • Visit and perform in concert halls, theatres and buildings of cultural importance

The music curriculum at Saviour ensures that children sing, play, compose, perform and evaluate. ‘Charanga’ is the scheme used for classroom music teaching. The ‘by the end of year’ points illustrate expectations and ensure clear learning outcomes. BBC 10 Pieces and Oak Academy are used to enrich children’s learning (especially with remote learning). Pre-COVID, singing assemblies took place regularly, as did performances and musical showcase assemblies. Musical elements and vocabulary are taught during curriculum lessons. Whole class instrumental teaching (ukuleles) takes place in Year 4 with a specialist music teacher (Miss Burke). Music specialist (Mr Derbyshire) delivers curriculum lessons and drum tuition on rotation throughout the year. Instrumental teaching builds on from previous learning, developing children’s understanding of musical notation, playing as an ensemble and performing.

World Music Day

Websites for Music