The teaching of Music at Wolviston enables personal expression and reflection, helping everyone to find their inner musician. We aim for music lessons to be fun and inspiring, engaging the children with songs, lyrics and movement and allowing them to develop their own appreciation of music.
Music is planned in-line with the statements laid out in the national curriculum and is supported by Charanga Musical School. Children develop their singing voices, using body percussion and whole-body actions, and learn to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.
We expose the children to many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places, so they become critical listeners, responding to a wide range of genres and periods of music. Children explore and understand the ‘building blocks’ of music such as dynamics and musical notation and technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm.