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Music at Intack Primary School - Statement of Intent

 

At Intack Primary School, we aim to promote the personal development of our pupils through access to a rich set of experiences by encompassing life skills, real life engaging opportunities and first-hand experiences in our curriculum and through extra-curricular activities.

 

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 such as the use of singing songs to learn times tables in mathematics and to learn historical information in our Creative Curriculum 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 school and join the community together – marking significant moments by singing together and listening to music, like during assemblies, instrumental performances, musical visitors into school and special events in the calendar. Additionally, external choir and instrumental performances at different venues aim to develop relationships with our parents and their families, truly showing the enjoyment and value of music whilst providing aspiring opportunities to visit and experience performances together. Singing and musical performances form a large part of what our pupils (and their families) will remember about their time at school, long after they have left.

 

We aim for our children to:

1. Meet the expectations of the National Curriculum:

  • 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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • Have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.

2. Enjoy and experience opportunities to sing, learn an instrument and perform in and out of school.

3.  Allow expression through the creative arts and the opportunity to progress and develop.


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