What is Music?
Music as a subject is the study of creative expression through sound, including performance, technique, composition and various genres of music
It provides a link between languages, cultures, religions and also personal development, mental health and wellbeing.
We follow the National Curriculum for music which aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
• Be taught to sing, create and compose music
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
What type of musician are we trying to develop at Holyport? (INTENT)
At Holyport, 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 and an unbiased respect for the many ways that music may express itself in a person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts. Every child has the opportunity to play an instrument and we aim to provide children with the opportunity to progress to the next level of their creative excellence.
For more information on our Aims and Intent please refer to the document below which also outlines how the subject is taught and implemented.
What is the Impact of our Music Curriculum?
During their time at Holyport, our children enjoy access to a diverse and progressive curriculum that builds upon existing musical skills and develops them further so that they can engage with music confidently throughout their lives, whether this be as creators, performers or listeners. They will also develop an understanding of how music enriches lives; expressing and reflecting the wide spectrum of human experiences. Our music curriculum allows our children to develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to their own cultures, as well as those from other communities and places. Our children will be able to discuss and share their own thoughts, opinions and ideas, acknowledging and respecting that these may vary and that this is positive. They will be able to understand music and its parts. They will be able to sing and feel rhythm and pulse.
We also provide as many opportunities as we can beyond the National Curriculum to further and support their understanding. These include welcoming visitors with a musical talent, use of Berkshire Music Trust tutors, visiting concerts and producing school productions. External interests and talents are also encouraged and showcased in class and assembly, ensuring that everyone is challenged regardless of previous musical experience. Children will understand how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.
Our Music Leader is Naomi Madden