The Music Subject Leader is Molly Howe
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato
Listen, play, perform, evaluate.
Through the music curriculum at Melbourne Primary School the children have the opportunity to explore their creativity, engage their imaginations, grow in self-confidence and develop listening skills whilst enjoying hearing, performing and creating music of different genres.
Children are taught in a variety of ways to ensure they are engaged and focused, whilst allowing opportunities for them to share their learning in a safe environment. Children are encouraged to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all. Singing lies at the heart of good music teaching. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Children are taught how to improvise, compose and arrange music.
Progression of Skills
Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. Please click the link below to be directed to this document.