“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 2014
At Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery, we aim 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.
- listen to and celebrate music from a range of cultures and music which reflects our school community, faith and locality.
- 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
- have access to both rhythmic and melodic instruments in Key Stages 1
and 2; this may be as part of the whole-class instrumental programme and/or in other classroom teaching.
- have regular opportunities to perform and optional opportunities to develop their instrumental and performance skills further.
- Have opportunities to watch and appraise live performance.