Music Intent

At Cedars Primary School we want our pupils to feel that they are musical and to be passionate about music. Our curriculum strives to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity; alone or with others music has the power to reach and reach out to everyone.

Our pupils learn to sing and use their voices to listen and respond to, create, compose and improvise music.  They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context and develop transferrable skills such as teamwork, problem solving and performance skills. They will have regular opportunities to learn to play classroom instruments in curriculum lessons as well as specialist teachers in a range of more traditional instruments such as violin, guitar, keyboards, flute and clarinet. Singing is an integral part of our school calendar with all children and those who attend the Choir having the opportunity to sing and perform a range of songs with others.

The Kapow Music scheme of work is designed with five strands that run throughout.

These are:

  • Performing
  • Listening
  • Composing
  • The history of music
  • Inter-related dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, texture, structure, timbre

By using this scheme, we enable our pupils to meet the ELGs and National Curriculum end of Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 attainment targets.

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