Music at Holy Family Catholic Primary School
At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, our pupils will learn that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Music lesson engage and inspire pupils to have a love of music, develop their talent as musicians and increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
As pupils progress through the school, we aim to enthuse a critical engagement with music, allowing learners to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
We use the ‘Charanga’ scheme of work from EYFS to Year 6 to ensure a wide exposure to different genres of music, with lots of practical opportunities to explore and develop as musicians and singers. Structured planning ensures that music lessons are cumulative and confidence building learning experiences.
Through singing songs and playing instruments, children learn about the structure and organisation of music; teaching them to listen and appreciate different forms of music.
Children develop descriptive language skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent different feelings, emotions and narratives. We also teach technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm and encourage children to discuss music using these terms.
Children are also given the opportunity to deepen and develop their love of music by learning to play instruments such as the ukulele and various types of percussion.
Through music, our children are learning to work both independently and as part of a group, ensuring skills of resilience and teamwork are promoted in this subject and other areas of the curriculum.
Opportunities to perform outside of school, within our local environment ensure our children understand music’s significance and place within the wider world.