Music

In music the children will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music from different periods of history and countries. They will use their voices and instruments to compose music of their own and perform in front of others. The children will explore how music is created, including having an understanding of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and notation.

 

The essential characteristics of successful musicians are:

A rapidly widening repertoire which they use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
A musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music, including high or rapidly developing levels of technical expertise.
Very good awareness and appreciation of different musical traditions and genres.
An excellent understanding of how musical provenance- the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles.
The ability to give precise verbal and written explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately.
A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.