The National Curriculum for a aims to ensure that all pupils:
At South Wilford, the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at South Wilford is to develop a curiosity for the subject, through exposure of fundamental music skills combined with exposure to music from the wider world, both past and present.
We know that music is an evolving artform and requires a variety of skills, as well as being reflective of the diversity of society. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. During the year, all children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding, skills and techniques in music. We welcome parents to our annual music concert and productions throughout the year to share the musical ability we have at our school. Our peripatetic teachers who come into school to teach music lessons are giving opportunities for children to learn and develop their skills from an experienced specialist teacher. Our family continues to grow and we are continuing our hunt for more amazing musicians to inspire our future rockstars.