‘Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging.’
DFE, National Curriculum
At Fairfield Primary School we aim to foster a life-long love of music by making them familiar with classical and diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening to and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, will enable them to become confident and reflective musicians.
To develop our pupil’s musical ability, they will be:
- Learning to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
- Understanding and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, through; pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notations.
- Performing, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of genres, styles, traditions and historical periods, including the works of great composers and musicians.
The music curriculum ensures our pupils sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in classroom activities, various annual concerts, musical clubs, specialist music tuition groups, year group performances and the learning of instruments. The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children can use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played, appreciated and interpreted. In the classroom, students learn how to play various un-tuned and tuned percussion instruments. Within our curriculum, children will cover different elements of music, learn important vocabulary and develop a good understanding of how music has changed throughout history. Pupils in KS2 are taught how to play the Recorder with notation skills.
Class tuition for Recorder Y3/4, Ukulele in Y5/Y6. By doing so they can understand the different principles of creating notes and basic music notation. By learning an instrument, they will give performances to their peers and enhance the habit of practice, determination and teamwork. They also learn how to compose focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music. Composing or performing using body percussion, vocal sounds and technology is also part of the curriculum, which develops the understanding of various musical elements.
We use the Charanga Music School Programme, to support teaching and learning at Fairfield Primary School. It encompasses the related skills of playing, singing, listening for creating music, in all a comprehensive scheme of music. Skills are continually revisited and built upon throughout the pupils' musical learning journeys and as they progress results in deeper and richer musical outcomes. Children will understand the relevance of what they are learning within music and enjoy their musical experiences within school. As a staff, we will evidence children’s work throughout school and ensure they experience performances from others as well as performing themselves. Through music, children will feel a sense of achievement, confidence, resilience and reflections.
Children will be aware of the culture and history of music and will enjoy music in a variety of ways, as a listener, performer or composer. They will understand how to further develop musical skills, should they ever develop an interest in their lives.
‘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.’
DFE, National Curriculum
Music Lead: Miss Little
A message from Schools Music Service
We are delighted to let you know that The Schools Music Service will be returning to provide instrumental music tuition in your school from this term onwards.
We currently offer classes on guitar, keyboard and violin in school, in small group half hour sessions, during the school day.
It is our belief that music greatly enriches the life of a child, both academically and socially.
If you would like more information about classes here is a link to our website
If you know what instrument your child would like to learn, or you have learned with us before, you can register for classes on our website and I will sort everything out for you.
Also, if your child has had music tuition with us in the previous academic year, please ensure that you have made a new application for this year's tuition to put them back onto the teacher's pupil list.
Our teachers are extremely excited to be coming back to your school and we look forward to meeting you all soon.
Contact for tuition: email email@example.com