At Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy, we believe each child can develop and reach their full potential within the music curriculum.
The teaching and learning of music aims to support and uphold the school’s vision that ‘Together We Succeed Through Challenge and Enjoyment’, underpinning the school’s values and 4 Rs- resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflectiveness.
The Music curriculum combines 3 core values. This should 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.
Through these approaches, the children are provided with a large range of opportunities to access music, both produced by themselves as well as music from famous composers across the last millennium.
To meet the needs of our pupils and to ensure provision is up-to-date as well as of the highest quality, our music policy is reviewed and evaluated regularly.
As a school, we equip pupils with the necessary skills to apply their learning within the curriculum and beyond through enrichment opportunities that naturally shapes their character muscles and prepares our pupils to play active roles as citizens now and in the future. In particular, there are a number of opportunities for children to perform as part of a school choir.
Mr W Hussey
Here are some samples of work from across the school as we all worked on Composer of the Fortnight