Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Music @ Tickenham

Music Intent Statement

At Tickenham, our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. 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 musicians.  

Music Implementation Statement

Our music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate; this is embedded in the classroom through the structured music programme ‘Charanga’ as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances, musical clubs and teaching from specialist music teachers. The elements of music are taught in the classroom lessons so that children are able to use some of the language of music to dissect it and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and analysed. In the classroom, children learn key aspects of music through cross-curricular links; they learn how to play an instrument, from all four main instrument groups of wind, strings, percussion and keyboards. In doing so understand the different principle of each method of creating notes, as well as how to read basic music notation. They also learn how to compose focussing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion and vocal sounds is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of musical elements without the added complexity of an instrument. 

Music Impact Statement

To fulfil our vision of inspiring a generation, a Tickenham musician will seek inspiration from music and have the self-confidence to explore and express themselves through this medium. Children are able to enjoy music in as many ways as they choose – either as listener, creator or performer. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They can sing and feel a pulse and have an understanding of how to further develop skills less known to them, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.  

They will have access to a varied programme, which allows them to discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. The integral nature of music and the learner creates an enormously rich palette from which a child may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement and interaction with, and awareness of, others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to children individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world.