The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
· perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
· learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
· understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
At Pinhoe, we deliver these aims through a music scheme called 'Charanga'. Children are taught music skills through half termly topics which are engaging and practical.
We also pride ourselves in the quality of singing in our school performances, these include Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Christmas plays, Key Stage 2 carol services and end of year productions and our annual school pantomime.