Our approach to teaching music
The study of music is part of the curriculum for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils. We use a very comprehensive and excellent scheme called Kapow Primary (used in over 2,200 school nationally). The scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National Curriculum. We cover the following skills using the Kapow teaching framework and associated resources:
- The history of music
- Inter-related dimensions of music: pulse, pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure, appropriate musical notation
Our core aim for all pupils
The intention of the Kapow Primary music scheme is first and foremost to help children to feel that they are musical, and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.