Subject Leader: Miss Bulmer
At Victoria Road, we endeavour to give the children the opportunity to be surrounded by music as much as possible throughout their time here.
We use Charanga Musical School Units of Work, which enables children to understand musical concepts through a repetition-based approach to learning. Learning about the same musical concept through different musical activities enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of musical skills.
Each year, Year 4 class has the opportunity to work closely with an outdoor music teacher who supports the children to learn new instruments (Ukuleles, Samba, and Keyboards).
Additional Musical Opportunities
The whole school comes together once a week for singing assembly. Here the children are exposed to range of different genres of music. Singing assembly allows the whole school to come together and learn new songs. These can be songs relating to a particular theme (Harvest, Christmas, and Easter) or a popular song the children enjoy.
Glee club allows those who are more enthusiastic about singing to come together once a week and learn songs they enjoy. Glee club also gives the children the opportunity to sing at different events throughout the year (Care homes, Christmas Carol Service).
RESEARCH shows that MUSIC is one of the only subjects taught to CHILDREN that actively uses both sides of the BRAIN at the same time.
Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
Music Statement of Intent
At Victoria Road Primary, we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a music curriculum that is accessible to all our children. Music is a practical, creative subject, which should enhance the lives and learning of all children. Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It gives an opportunity for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm for and the enjoyment of, music in all its forms and also to develop musical skills and knowledge. By engaging children in musical experiences we can offer our children opportunities to develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other areas as well as developing life skills such as listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, self-confidence and a sensitivity towards others. WE use Charanga as a scheme, have an active Glee Club and use PYMS for access to instrumental tuition such as keyboards, drumming and ukuleles.