The music curriculum at Staveley CE Primary has been carefully designed to fulfil the statutory requirements of Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum with our Christian vision at the heart.
Music is a universal and fully inclusive language that enables all children to express their individual talents and creativity. At Staveley School, we believe that music lessons should inspire children to develop a love of music, develop creativity and broaden their experiences.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
What do we teach in Music?
We offer all our children a wide range of experiences to enable them to engage with music from in class lessons, music lessons and wider opportunities. Through the in class lessons we want children to develop their knowledge and skills in all areas of music.
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
How is music taught at Staveley CE School?
Each class has a weekly music lesson which includes the opportunity for children to listen to a wide range of music and musical styles, sing, play a range of percussion instruments, compose and perform their own music.
Planning is taken from Charanga Musical School and covers the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Children in Year 3 and 4 learn to play the African Djembe drum and have half termly visits from Master Drummer Zozo.
Each week the children engage in singing worship and engage in a range of opportunities for live performance e.g. Good Work Assembly, Church Services, School Plays and engagement with Cumbria Music Hub – Big Sing and Big Play. During the Autumn term the children are offered the opportunity to join a choir led by musical director of the Staveley Choral Society which culminates in participation at their Christmas Concert.
We also offer music lessons to children who would like to take their music skills beyond the classroom. Currently we offer: guitar, piano, violin.
Children will develop the skills and knowledge to be able to reflect on the musical world whilst developing a love and interest in music.
They will be able to articulate themselves using musical vocabulary and develop and express musical tastes and opinions.
Children will perform and show their skills and musical knowledge with confidence. The evidence of skills will be clear to see in performances. The confidence and communication skills gained are transferrable to many other curriculum areas and aspects of life.