National Curriculum for Music
The 2014 New Curriculum saw a few changes for music. The main changes to be noted are:
- Each child will have the opportunity to learn to play a tuned instrument
- A greater emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning of music, including studying famous composers from historical periods.
We will continue to follow our scheme of music express, with added units where children are taught to play the tuned instruments.
We will also continue to use the 'Sing Up' programme currently running in school.
Purpose of Study
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:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
Below are documents to show the New National Curriculum content for Music.
Click to view information about the areas of content that our children will be taught and will be learning about.