The National Curriculum for music, aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
• Are taught to sing, create and compose music
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
At the Wellington Primary Academies, our children will gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, genres, traditions and cultures across the whole school curriculum. We aim to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the importance of all types of music, and a respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life.
Through our broad and balanced curriculum, opportunities to sing and learn instruments underpin learning and development not only within music as a subject but also through a cross-curricular approach. We want our children to foster a love of music within their learning through other subjects to aid learning and enjoyment whilst also developing healthy mind techniques by using instrumental music for study, relaxation and mindfulness.
We recognise that singing is a great starting point for musical learning and the development of many skills, while being a hugely enjoyable activity for our pupils and teachers. We intend to create a strong and positive bond within our schools and join the community by singing and listening to music together, such as during assemblies, instrumental performances, musical visitors into school and special events in the calendar.
We aim ensure our children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts.