Purpose of Study
At SS John Fisher and Thomas More, we believe that music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We intend to provide a high quality music education that will engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, thereby increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. The intention is for every child to be confident in singing, playing instruments, listening to and appraising music, composing and performing.
Our Music curriculum is designed to support the teaching of the seven musical elements: Pitch, Duration, Dynamics, Tempo, Timbre, Texture and Structure.
In EYFS & KS1, children learn about these elements through the Manchester ‘Music in the Classroom’ programme. In Years 3 & 4. children are given the opportunity to learn an instrument (Djembe drums, ukelele and guitar) as well as further their singing skills through a national singing programme. In Years 5 & 6, children begin to develop their compositional skills through the Manchester programme. They also have opportunities to further talents in after school clubs such as our prestigious school choir.
Progression of Skills