Hollybush Primary School

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Subject Leader Miss Baldwin

Music vision and intent 

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. - National Curriculum Music (2014) 

Music is taught in all year groups by the class teacher or by visiting specialists with a practical approach. Our curriculum provides progressive opportunities for children to build their knowledge and skills through high-quality experiences with their class. They gain experience of performing in front of an audience allowing them to develop self-confidence and self-esteem as well as presentation skills, teamwork, perseverance and leadership skills they can draw on in their future lives. We aim for children to develop a love of and an aesthetic appreciation of Music as well as an understanding of its role in society. We aim for children to see live music performances and take part in performances during their time at Hollybush and to take part in music workshops throughout the year, led by outside agencies.  

Music at Hollybush Primary School

Hollybush Primary Music curriculum is framed by the award-winning Charanga Curriculum with 6 units over the course of the year. We believe that this provides the following opportunities:  

  • to listen to and develop their knowledge of a musical genre or form.
  • to sing and learn to play musical instruments.
  • to be creative in improvising and composing their own music 
  • to apply their knowledge and skills into at least one performance and to rehearse and refine (polish) this performance.
  • to evaluate their own response to the music and the performance and that of their audience.  
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