At St John’s, our music curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop both in musical knowledge and skill. Our curriculum is in line with the EYFS Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum and through our curriculum, pupils develop a wealth of musical knowledge of influential composers and musicians; musical styles; instruments of the orchestra; the ability to read musical notation; as well an appreciation of how music developed over time. All pupils learn to play a tuned instrument and develop their skill and musicianship as they move through the school.
We aim to develop the children’s innate love of music, both through the curriculum and in our worship, where singing plays a vital role.
Performance and the requisite skills are a key part of our curriculum. Pupils learn to confidently sing or play in front of an audience and live performances are woven into their musical journey. Pupils are given opportunities to develop their own responses to music by listening to a variety of high-quality live and recorded pieces.
Our curriculum offers regular opportunities to compose with both tuned and untuned instruments, as well as voice and body percussion.
Ultimately, we want pupils to develop a love of music and to develop their talent as musicians.
What is a Music Mark School?
The Music Mark School nomination system allows music hubs and services across the UK to nominate schools who they believe have shown a commitment to providing high-quality music education. This could mean beginning to incorporate more music into the curriculum, starting an extra-curricular music group, or having a highly active music department; a nomination simply means that your local music service has recognised your school’s commitment to music and wants to celebrate it.