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Music is a highly enjoyable experience for pupils at our academy. Participation in music develops well-being, promotes listening and develops concentration. We want to ensure that music is loved by the pupils across school, encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of musical ability, now and in the future.

Children participate in a range of musical experiences, building up their confidence at the same time. They develop their understanding of rhythm and pitch and learn how music is structured, as well as learning technical vocabulary for these elements. As children’s confidence builds, they enjoy the performance aspect of music. Children experience listening to music from different cultures and eras.

Music is taught as a discrete subject. All children in Key Stage 1 will learn how to sing and children in Key Stage 2 learn an instrument. Our aim is to introduce children to a range of instruments (string, wind and percussion) to provide children with a rich experience of music, preparing them well for secondary education. In addition to the performance aspect of music, pupils learn about composition and the history of music. They learn about famous musical artists and eras to develop an appreciation for music.

All children are given the opportunity to take part in the Annual Academy Production, in which they learn new songs and perform in front of a large audience. This production develops pupils’ confidence in speaking & listening as well as their musical ability. The production develops children’s singing skills and helps them to gain an understanding of how ensembles work. The element of performance stretches and builds confidence in all the children.