"Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement." (The National Curriculum in England 2014)
Our Vision for Music
At Long Buckby Infant School, it is our intention to make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music.
At Long Buckby Infant School all children have the chance to listen to, explore and appreciate a wide range of music from a variety of cultures and times. The children enjoy participating in music and regularly have the opportunity to take part in performances, whether playing to each other during lessons or performing to a wider audience such as parents. Our music lessons are active and creative; the children evaluate their work and that of others and think of ways it could be improved. They have opportunities to explore different ways of making sounds with their voices and instruments and then use this learning to create their own musical compositions. The children are encouraged to play a broad selection of percussion instruments, both following notation and writing their own graphic notation and use technology appropriately.
Singing is an important part of the curriculum within our school. The children are encouraged to sing in assemblies, music lessons, lessons across the curriculum and during their play. Singing is an area which links to the wider school community such as performing at a local old people’s home, churches and for community events.
Our curriculum encourages the children at Long Buckby Infant School to explore music, by immersing themselves in different creative opportunities that allow them to work collaboratively, whilst enabling them to develop their own love of music.