The Whitley Park Primary Music Curriculum aims to inspire students to be educated citizens with an appreciation of creativity and achievement. The curriculum will give them the tools to become confident and engaging musicians. There will be an opportunity to work independently to improve their skills in singing and instrumental technique, work collaboratively with others to communicate musical ideas, to use their creative flair to compose and improvise and to become critical listeners who can appreciate and evaluate a diverse range of musical styles. To facilitate this music at Whitley Park will be accessible and inclusive with a curriculum which is spiral in nature, enabling students to build on their musical skills as they progress through school. They will re-visit the areas of listening, performing and composing, building and consolidating their skills in confidence, concentration, memory and resilience. The curriculum will provide opportunities to share their talents and develop a love of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, listening to live and recorded music and exploring a range of recording techniques and musical technology. Students will learn about the interrelated dimensions of music; pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure and progressively learn to use staff notation. In addition, they will study a range of historical periods, genres, traditions and styles and the work of great composers and musicians.
Please click on the links below to see the Curriculum plans for music in years 1-6, musical vocabulary map and music genres: