Our Intent for Music
At the Grove our music curriculum ensures for a high-quality music education which engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to create, experiment with and to perform their own music and to begin a journey of understanding and enjoying music. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of music of British, European and wider cultural heritage. Our Music curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a wide range of resources. The school has a good range of tuned and non-tuned percussion instruments which are used as much as possible in lessons. Weekly music lessons are taught by a specialist music teacher. The skills and knowledge in the music curriculum where possible are linked with other curriculum areas so that the children can see that music is part of a much wider experience. Children learn the skills of listening, performing composing, describing and transcribing music. We want all of our children to enjoy and love learning music and to be able to access it to support their creativity, wellbeing and understanding of their culture.
Please note for academic year 2020-2021 music provision for the autumn term has been re-written to reflect current guidance in place due to the Covid pandemic. Our music teacher will not be delivering the lessons and has re-planned content to be delivered in class bubbles using body percussion rather than instruments and restricted singing. She has planned enriching sessions to maintain breadth and depth but following restrictions that are necessary. These restrictions will also impact on some of the community performing opportunities we would typically take part in due to socially distancing guidelines.