The aims of the Music Curriculum at Stockingford are:
- To engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians
- To perform, listen to and appreciate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians
- To sing, improvise and compose music on their own and with others, and have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument
- To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related elements of music.
Delivering of Music lessons at Stockingford:
Music learning focuses are taught within every theme, with all themes containing one Music focus and Arts-driver themes containing two. Learning experiences cover five key disciplines of Music and progression in skills in these disciplines is supported through a Music Strand Tracker which identifies age-related expectations for each discipline:
- Improvising & Composing
- Playing & Performing
Music learning focuses include Bhangra and playground songs/rhymes in Key Stage 1, music from America and Ska music in Lower Key Stage 2, and music from the 1960s and composing a song in Upper Key Stage 2.
Additional learning experiences are provided beyond the Thematic Curriculum where children can further develop their knowledge and skills in Music. These include a regular singing assembly, instrument lessons and clubs such as choir and recorders.