Music Curriculum Statement
A high-quality music education should engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. It should increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. We aim to give children opportunities to engage critically with music, to listen and to compose. They will perform, review and evaluate music from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. They will sing, create and compose music on their own and with others. They will understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
At St. Hugh’s we use Charanga which is a complete music teaching and learning platform with a vast array of resources, songs and instrumental courses. The children enjoy the full music curriculum: they have opportunities to listen, appraise, sing, play, improvise and compose.
All children in Y3-Y6 are taught to play the recorder by their class teachers. The more able children in Y4-Y6 are also taught to play the trumpet by our visiting specialist music teacher. When the children are ready, they are able to take external graded music exams.