Music is one of the performing arts that has the most impact and influence on our daily lives and provides an outlet for creative expression in every sphere of society. At Ellington Primary School, we recognise the importance and value of music and aim to reflect this in our curriculum. For many years, we have provided regular opportunities for children to learn the skills required to play a musical instrument via external teachers, with high quality lessons in the classroom laying the foundations of music theory and allowing opportunities for musical appraisal and discussion, as well as exploring composition. We regularly try to take groups of children outside of the school environment to perform for a range of audiences, developing the children’s confidence.
In classroom music lessons, teachers expose the children to a wide range of music that they can listen to and appraise. They participate in a range of activities to develop particular music skills, including singing, improvising and composing alongside their classmates.