“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination” – Plato
At Hurworth Primary School, we value music as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to provide our children with music lessons and experiences that excite and engage them and allow them to develop their creativity, self-confidence and imagination.
Children will understand that music is an art form through which they can express themselves. They will know that they do not have to be an amazing musician to be good at music and to appreciate the work of others.
Throughout their time in school, children are given the opportunity to listen to a wide range of high quality music that reflects the diverse society in which they live, learn an instrument, sing on their own and as a group, improvise and compose music and perform in front of an audience. They learn about the works of famous musicians throughout history (and their impact on our culture) and explore different musical styles and genres. Children are encouraged to be creative when performing and to reflect on theirs and others performances.
Children will understand the positive impact that music can have on their emotional well-being.
The individual music work of all children, including the most disadvantaged and those with SEND, is always celebrated, allowing all children to access and achieve in this subject.
The document below provides an overview of our Music curriculum for each year group.