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 in England: Key stages One and Two framework document, 2013, pg 196.



Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop four essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of musical knowledge and skills.


These are:


  • To understand and use the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
  • To perform using their voices expressively and confidently and to learn to play a tuned musical instrument.
  • To develop listening and appraisal skills accessing music across different genre, cultures and historical periods.



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