Music plays a vital role in the life of our school, and is celebrated and promoted in our curriculum and extra-curricular activities. At Brookmans Park School, we aim to ensure that the music curriculum is challenging, engaging, diverse and active, in line with National Curriculum objectives. We aim for each child to sing, play a range of tuned/untuned instruments, compose and improvise with confidence to the best of their ability. In order to celebrate their achievements, we provide regular opportunities for live performance. Our children have a diverse range of musical experiences through activities and interests outside of school, which are built upon in school in order to challenge all children. In our lessons, we listen respectfully to each other, and regularly offer praise and constructive criticism to further improve outcomes. We provide all year groups with the opportunity to listen to music from a variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and genres, and encourage them to identify and articulate personal preferences. Children are actively engaged in making music in all lessons: they listen, sing, work collaboratively in groups, notate music and use a variety of instruments and technology.
We ensure that progression in music is evident throughout the school, with children acquiring necessary skills and knowledge within and across phases. As music is inherently a practical and collaborative subject, we offer additional, equal opportunities for children to access music outside of the curriculum.
To support music within curriculum lessons we:
At Brookmans Park School, we aim for our children to enjoy music and look forward to their lessons. We believe that, should this be achieved, children will continue to make good and outstanding progress.
We also provide enriching extra-curricular opportunities for children to extend their learning: