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Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

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

Music plays an important part in the life of Dickleburgh Primary Academy and we have a long tradition of musical activity, offering considerable opportunities for children to develop their talents in all aspects of music including composition, singing and appreciation. Our Music curriculum aims to engage and inspire children through a curriculum that motivates and challenges all learners to develop a love of music.  Our curriculum is designed for all children to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.

IMPLEMENTATION

We believe that high-quality Music lessons should engage children,
inspire their love of music and develop their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity
and sense of achievement. In music lessons the children are involved in making and responding to music. We aim to develop each of the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appraising in all activities and extend these skills by applying listening skills, knowledge and understanding of music. In Key Stage 1 we offer whole class percussion lessons and in Key Stage 2 we have whole class trumpet and guitar instrument teaching and we offer a lunchtime recorder club. We all sing during the week. Children learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others; our children develop considerable skills, often singing in two, three and four-part harmonies.

We also believe that it is important to develop the idea that music is fun and is for life. The children are given opportunities to experience a wide range of live music events and are also encouraged to perform their own music for an audience, developing their self-confidence and sensitivity towards others.

We offer plenty of opportunities to showcase our musical and creative talents through our church services, Key Stage singing concerts and musical productions, live music concerts and Musical Theatre and Street Dance Clubs.

IMPACT

Our well-planned music curriculum ensures that children understand and know how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions of music and appropriate musical notations.

Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children are confident musicians, performing to a range of audiences and discussing their musical journey. Our curriculum enables children to progress to the next level of musicianship.

MUSIC COVERAGE

MUSIC SKILLS LADDER

MUSIC KNOWLEDGE BUILDING BLOCKS