Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. 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. (The National Curriculum)
Music teaching at Sutton CP aims to follow the specifications of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced curriculum that can be accessed by all learners in our school, ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills.
At Sutton CP we believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. As a school we recognise the potential for music to support and enhance learning across the whole curriculum, and proactively plan opportunities for cross-curricular activities to embed skills and knowledge.Through assemblies and class productions, children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others. Lessons enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of music and begin to appraise a range of musical genres.
As a result of our intent and implementation we aim for all children to enjoy and have an appreciation for a diverse range of music. To listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions. To sing and perform expressively, using both their voices and instruments. To create and compose music, both on their own and with others. To use appropriate musical language to describe and respond to music as well as make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of music. Also we endevour to enable all children to take part in performances with an increasing awareness of the audience.