Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Salisbury, we believe that 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. The children are taught Music in weekly sessions with a specialist teacher as part of the ongoing PPA cover provision.
The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians;
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others;
- have the opportunity to explore musical instruments;
- use technology appropriately; and
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Musical performance opportunities throughout the academic year include:
- International evening
- EYFS/KS1 Christmas concert
- Young Voices
- Year 6 summer production
- Commonwealth Youth Orchestra performances