Our society has an incredibly rich musical culture that should be celebrated. 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. At West Melton we endeavour to add to our pupil’s musical culture in supporting the overall acquisition of cultural capital. Crucially, at West Melton, we believe that music can be a powerful alternative to the written word when expressing yourself.
Our vision for music is that we provide every child with high-quality music experiences which engages and inspires them. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music and to appreciate a variety of music styles. We aim for every child to leave West Melton Primary School with a range of musical skills, knowledge (tactit, procedural and declarative) that prepares them for transition to KS3 and KS4 and leave them with an enduring love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Our pupils will gain a strong appreciation for the beauty and power that music has in its own right as a subject.
Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject-specific language they need to describe, question and discuss concepts relating to the music. Indeed, it is one of the ‘specialisms’ aspects of the curriculum at West Melton that will add real value to the children’s primary education and compliment the other three elements in a holistic view of child development.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.