Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
Here at Lake View we use Charanga as our main music scheme of work.
We are very lucky to have Nottinghamshire Music Service coming in once a week to provide music in two of our classes. Another class have guitar lessons each week too!
For further information about this subject, such as for example the policy, please contact the school office.
Singing is one of our strengths! The school choir in this current academic year have sung at the local community’s Christmas Tree Light service, sang with over 2000 other children at Sheffield Arena at ‘Young Voices’ in January and at our family of schools ‘Sing Up’ event at Joseph Whitaker Secondary school where parents were quick to inform us of how fantastic our choir was.