Curriculum Intent- Music
At Willen we aim to offer a progressive and diverse Music curriculum. We aim to 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. Music is taught in weekly lessons that follow a well respected music scheme “Charanga”. Through this children are taught to listen to, appraise, sing and play in a wide range of musical styles. They also have frequent opportunities to explore their own musicality through improvisation and composition. The curriculum works in a spiral, building on the skills and knowledge that the children acquire in previous units. This is supported by learning about famous musicians and composers from different times and cultures.
Our music curriculum is also enriched with regular opportunities for children to perform, as professional musicians do, to a paying audience including seasonal productions and by taking part in the national Young Voices project.
Our well equipped music room and online music platform allows the children to develop their musical understanding successfully both at school and home, and access to peripatetic music lessons provide opportunities for those who wish to take their musical education further.