As a musician Muschampions will experience this powerful, unique form of communication that can develop their ability to listen carefully and express thoughts and emotions. There is evidence to show that musical skills are transferable, promoting cognitive and physical development and evoking a profound emotional response.
- Develop skills in performance, improvisation and composition
- Be able to sing music from a wide range of genres, both in unison and in parts
- Develop a love of music making
- Show an awareness of sounds and to begin to be able to describe these with an increasing use of musical terminology
- Develop an appreciation of high quality musical performance and to begin to explain the reasons for their likes or dislikes in terms of musical performance
- Learning about a range of composers and to begin to place these on a musical time line
- Understand and describe the elements of musical performance , with increasing use of musical terminology
- Develop the skills required for successful performance
- Be able to listen carefully to musical performance and to evaluate these with increasing skill and accuracy
- Be able to associate music with emotions and to begin to explain how music makes them ‘feel’.
Music is a unique and expressive way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a means of personal expression and can play an important part in personal development in children. We understand how important music is as a creative yet highly academic subject and intend to broaden children’s musical awareness and foster an appreciation of music from different times and cultures, whilst ensuring progression of musical skills involved in performing, composing, listening and appraising.
At Muschamp music is taught by the class teacher or by tutors from Sutton Music Trust (SMT). In order to deliver an inclusive and comprehensive curriculum, we use the Music Express scheme of work, with additional schemes from SMT for ukulele lessons for Year 4 and Young Voices for Year 6. Additional units for Year 5 (ocarina) and 6 (keyboard) written by the music subject lead have been added to increase their experience of playing tuned instruments. With additional access to music through peripatetic teaching from Rock Steady available to all students - reception to Year 6; choir for Years 3-6, taught by SMT; singing assemblies, also lead by SMT. All of this enhanced further by workshops and live music performances across the year.
The Music Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed skills. The children will develop a confidence as performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school. They will show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world. They will also demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own musical preferences. Ultimately, they will have instilled in them a love and appreciation for music which they will want to continue to develop and enjoy.