Music Intent

The National Curriculum states: ‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity’. At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children to develop their personal musical talent.  We hope to foster a love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers and performers and as composers, our children will become to become confident, reflective musicians to the best of their individual abilities. We also encourage the inclusion of music in our children’s spiritual development and as part of our worship to put Christ at the heart of all we do.

The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:

•    Can sing and use their voices individually and in a group
•    Create and compose music on their own and with others
•    Use technology appropriately when composing
•    Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument and to play a variety of instruments.
•    Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
•    Listen to, review and evaluate the work of great composers and musicians from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions
•    Enjoy and have an appreciation of a range of different musical styles e.g. Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock etc.
•    Use and understand musical language and include musical features in their own work
•    Make judgements about the quality of music
•    Have opportunities to play a wide variety of instruments
•    Have different opportunities to take part in performances


Music Implementation

The music curriculum at St.Anne’s ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate. This is embedded in the classroom activities, based The Love Music Trust curriculum

We also partake in weekly singing assemblies (hymn practice) , promote individual musical instrument lessons, choir and music days with special musical guests.

Throughout these sessions children are taught to understand how music is made, to appreciate different genres and to enjoy practising their musical learning through a variety of activities, singing and playing instruments. They begin to understand how to create music, learning to read basic music notation, which in turn deepens their understanding when listening to, playing or analysing music.


Music Impact

Embedding music across the whole school curriculum, as well as displays around the school promoting music enjoyment, reinforces the value and skills of music learning. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history within the children's own country and the wider  world. Children are able to enjoy music in many ways – as a listener, creator or performer. 
They can sing and feel a pulse. They can dissect music and comprehend its parts. They have an understanding of how to further develop their skills should they wish to in the future.


Music at St. Anne’s 

Reception - Y6 - Weekly music lessons using 'Love Music Trust' curriculum

EYFS/ KS1 Nativity Performance at Christmas

Y3/4 Easter Story Performance at Easter

Year 3 Drumming and concert at end of each term (Spring and Summer)

Year 4 Clarinets and concert at end of each term (Autumn and Spring)

Year 5 Brass and concert at end of each term.(Autumn and Spring)

KS2 choir and concert at Christmas and Summer. The choil perform in the community and at Church throughout the year.

Individual music lessons provided by Music for Life and Love Music Trust

All classes – Musical extravaganza Evening (opportunity to perform to an audience)

All classes - Music days

Y5 - Conway residential based on the Arts which includes music

Y6 – End of year showcase

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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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