At St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School, music is valued as a powerful and unique form of communication that may influence the way pupils think, feel and act. Through the teaching and learning of music, we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.
Music is taught mainly through the class topics each term although some elements of the curriculum will need to be taught discreetly. Music is taught in line with the requirements for the National Curriculum. All classes take part in a live performance for parents each year. Each infant class produces a Nativity performance and the juniors produce an end of year show.
In Key Stage 1, pupils are given opportunities to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They will experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using tuned and untuned instruments. Pupils will listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
In Key Stage 2, pupils will be given opportunities to grow in confidence and control when singing and playing musically. They will develop an understanding of musical composition, organise and manipulate ideas within musical structures and reproduce sounds from aural memory.
Opportunities are also provided for children to develop their wider music education through extra-curricular activities such as choir, choral speaking and violin lessons.