- To build pupils’ musical knowledge
- To develop pupils’ competency and confidence as musicians
- To expose pupils to a wide range of music that will inspire and connect them to the world around them
- To develop pupils’ engagement with, and knowledge of, music over time
- To learn to play a range of instruments confidently
- To study the works of significant musicians and musical works
- To build a strong and rich musical culture in school, in which pupils can thrive
At East Bergholt CEVC Primary School, Music is taught across each year group in units using Charanga music. This enables pupils to study in depth the key skills, understanding and vocabulary. Each unit aims to activate and build on prior learning, to ensure better cognition and retention. Each unit is carefully sequenced to allow for prior learning to be built upon and skills to be practiced and advanced to ensure that there is a focus on high-quality development of children as musicians.
The core areas of study include singing, listening and appraising, composing and improvising and instrumental performance. These are built cumulatively throughout the curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on the language that pupils need to explore their own musicality. This is carefully and deliberately planned so that pupils revisit and embed this knowledge over time. This strong focus provides the framework for pupils to deepen and broaden their knowledge of music and become confident, inspired musicians.
Pupils leave East Bergholt equipped with a range of Musical skills and knowledge to enable them to succeed in their secondary education and life-long learning, equipping them to become aware of and consider Musical careers.