“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity.”
National Curriculum 2014
Through the music curriculum at Maun, we aim to inspire our children’s creativity and passion for the subject. We want our children to know what it means to be a musician, to experience the joy of sharing music with others and for them to think of themselves as musicians in the early stages of their learning journeys.
Our curriculum will enable children to develop knowledge about, and musicianship skills in, the performance, composition and appraisal of music. Through a range of opportunities and experiences over time, it is our intention that children develop a breadth of knowledge about composers, performers and music from different genres and musical periods. We aim for all our children to ‘find their singing voice’ and feel confident to demonstrate their vocal skills, when performing and creating music on their own or with others. Our music curriculum will be accessible to all and enabling of children’s creative potential, regardless of academic ability or SEND.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge and skills, our music curriculum will support children’s wider development linked to our identified, underpinning curriculum drivers:
We also recognise the positive impact music can have on mental health and wellbeing, and the specific links between our music curriculum and three of our ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ as follows:
We aim for our children to understand these links so they can use music within their everyday lives, as a tool to support positive mental health for themselves and those around them.