Music and Performing Arts
Music reflects the culture and society we live in and so the teaching and learning of music enables our children at Blaby Stokes to better understand the world they live in. Music is a powerful means of communication and is one of the highest forms of creativity. It brings our children together and creates opportunities to work with one another using a universal language. It is an art that can be practised, appreciated and enjoyed at many levels and is inclusive to all.
Our music curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure 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.
Music in action at BSP
We use the Leicestershire Music scheme to teach lessons. We chose this scheme because it is well respected, because it is well resourced, because its resources support non specialist teachers in delivering the curriculum, particularly in composition and performance, and because schools within the trust also use it and this means we can work together with colleagues to make sure the scheme is implemented well.