St James Music Curriculum Intent:
At St James School we aim to make music an enjoyable learning experience. Our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We aim for all children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we believe will build their love of music, increase self- confidence, and create a sense of achievement. The objective of our music teaching is to focus on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people, play tuned and untuned musical instruments with increasing control, fluency and expression and listen to a wide range of music. Children will progressively understand and explore how music is created and communicated through the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure, and musical notation.
Children at work: