At Rushall Primary, the teaching and learning of Music will play a vital role in improving mental well-being and developing self-esteem, self-discipline and creativity. The skills involved in playing, composing and listening to different styles of music will help our children develop memory, co-ordination and resilience. Children will learn, sing and play songs to celebrate different cultures.
Through an inspiring curriculum of Music, we offer our children a wide range of experiences that will help to prepare them for Music beyond Rushall- giving them the skills to continue their passion for music throughout their school career and beyond. Children will learn to play a brass instrument (within Year 4 and up to Year 6), alongside a variety of other instruments throughout their time at Rushall. Children at Rushall will be given numerous opportunities to perform in a variety of settings, pushing boundaries and taking risks to allow them to experience a sense of achievement and pride.
- To provide opportunities for every child to express their thoughts and feelings through music.
- To ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.
- To teach children about a range of cultures through music, and ensure sound knowledge of music history.
- To provide outstanding teaching that reaches every child, ensuring individual talents and abilities are nurtured and encouraged from the earliest possible point.
- To develop communication and social skills through learning Makaton songs.
- To promote enjoyment and aid memory in all areas of the curriculum through singing.
- To promote enrichment opportunities and parental engagement through music.
Our Music lead is Miss Philippa Mills
Each pupil can learn:
- To learn to use their voices and sing in tune with other people
- To recognise pulse and pitch
- To play tuned and untuned musical instruments with control and sensitivity
- To work collaboratively with others to create musical compositions, recognising how sounds combine together to make a final piece
- To 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
- To develop knowledge of musical notation and how to compose music