Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision – Music
At Trowell C of E, all aspects of school life centre around our four core values. These values are the backbone of the school. They encompass our expectations of all members of our school community, and our ultimate goal for all the children we teach. They can be seen in our relationships, expectations, routines, policies and our curriculum. The key aims of our curriculum are promoted through our Music curriculum in the following ways:
Curriculum enriched through opportunities to express themselves through Music.
Love Others - appreciation of others and their different opinions and music preferences.
Empathy towards other cultures.
Learning songs/hymns relating to different aspects of Love Others.
Develop a sense of belonging/togetherness; connecting with others and developing working relationships – group compositions and performances.
Music is a unique form of communication for pupils to think about and reflect upon emotions and personal expression.
Language of emotion and feelings through music.
Music enables enjoyment and enrichment and develops social skills/group work/participation.
Ambition – study of local musicians and their achievements (Jake Bugg, Sheku Kanneh Mason,)
Each unit of work has key facts for children to learn, and ‘Sticky Knowledge’ identified a conceptually essential knowledge.
Sense of achievement – challenge in learning how to play music/instrument.
Learning music promotes craftsmanship – produce good work rather than mediocre can be applied to all other curriculum areas.
Children given opportunities to perform and evaluate own and others’ work individually and in a group - ambition, independence and pride promoted.
Believe We Can Do It
Confidence and self-believe developed through performances.
Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.
Developing skills, attributes and attitudes to apply to other curriculum areas – listening, concentration, creativity and self-confidence.
Singing – develops confidence.
Developing perseverance – not giving up and building resilience.
Personal reflection and development.
Do The Right Thing
Respect for Music in other cultures, religions and traditions.
Explore social and cultural values through Music.