At Farne Primary School, we recognise that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate our children, who are surrounded by it every day through television, radio, computer games and shopping centres. We want to build upon their experiences and use music to promote their self- confidence, creativity, their sense of achievement and allow an opportunity to work together.
Through our ambitious music curriculum, we hope to foster a lifelong love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences, introducing them to sound of many different instruments and ultimately igniting a passion for the subject. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers, performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective, ‘real’ musicians.
See how our Curriculum Drivers help to guide our Music Curriculum.
At Farne, we know that music has the unique ability to bring people together and we are committed to ensuring that children are equipped with the knowledge that music is a vehicle for personal expression and development. It is our intention that children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, nationally and internationally, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
We want our children to become real musicians and to have no limits to their aspirations. We ensure that all children experience personal achievement and success within the subject. This is achieved through the engaging and enriching experiences on offer, such as exciting educational visits and the opportunity to work with a variety of musicians and venues. Pupils in all key stages have regular opportunities to watch and be inspired by performances and also be performers themselves. Our music units also have links to composers and musicians in order to broaden children’s knowledge of future study or career pathways.
We intend to introduce our children to variety of genres of music from around the world and across generations, encouraging them to recognise the multicultural nature of the subject and how we can use music as a medium to explore and appreciate other cultures. We also hope to develop transferrable skills which have a wider application in their lives both inside and outside of school e.g.: team-working, leadership, creative thinking, decision-making and performance skills.
Our Music subject lead is Mr L Gallon.
If you have any questions about our Music curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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