At St. Margaret’s C of E Primary School we offer children a stimulating Music curriculum, accessible to all, capitalizing on the development of every child’s ability. The enjoyment of Music is promoted as well as learning about it and to create it, progressively building on children’s achievements, and skills. The National Curriculum is at the core our learning. Pupils learn to listen to, perform, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. They learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others. Pupils have the opportunity to use technology to create and record music. Children understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure. Children learn appropriate musical notation. Pupils have the opportunity to sing in assemblies, to learn to play an instrument in whole class lessons and to progress their learning further though small group tuition of brass, woodwind or string instruments. To ensure our young musicians have every opportunity to play as part of a larger ensemble we also have a school orchestra and choir. We have specialist music teachers from 'Artforms' who teach whole class lessons to Years 2-6..
We recognise the value of quality Music provision in nurturing every child and believe it can enable each individual to use their imagination and inspire creativity, take risks and extend their cultural understanding. Through planning enjoyable, memorable learning experiences, we aim to develop all individual’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural appreciation of music, its heritage and links to different cultures and traditions. We are proud of our music provision and how inclusive our provision is. We received ‘Champion School’ status awarded by Leeds Music Education Partnership and are also accredited as a ‘Music Mark’ school.
We have created a personalised long term plan using units from the Charanga scheme .