Clifton Hampden CE Primary School

Together we are Curious, Courageous and Compassionate

Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407700

office.3183@clifton-hampden.oxon.sch.uk

Music

Statement of Intent

We aim to provide all pupils with a vehicle through which they can express themselves musically. All pupils are given the opportunity to learn an instrument and aim to engage all children through regular singing opportunities and develop a sense of enjoyment through singing. We want pupils to be critical listeners and develop skills in evaluating and recreating their own music.

 

Aims

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that 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.