At Grange Park our intent is to provide a high-quality music education that engages and inspires children to develop a love of music. Our curriculum ensures children experience and understand what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. Music sessions are carefully planned to connect wherever possible to other areas of the curriculum in order to give purpose and context to knowledge and skills taught. These connections enable children to know more, remember more and understand more. We teach children to sing in tune, to understand how music is created, produced and communicated, and enable them to develop their curiosity for the subject by creating and composing music on their own and with others. Children are also given every opportunity to develop their skills and appreciation of music through instrument workshops, clubs and performances both in and out of school.
Our Curriculum Drivers of growth mindset, community, environment and language development shape every aspect of music, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts. Together, these experiences build children’s self-confidence, increase wellbeing and a sense of achievement, and develop positive attitudes to learning which impact on progress and attainment across all areas of the curriculum.