At Meynell the intention of our music curriculum is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening and appraising, musical activities and performing.
Our objective is to develop a curiosity for the subject, showing our children an aspect of culture that they may not have encountered and contributing to raising aspirations, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of a diverse range of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life.
We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts including conservation, health and fairness.
At Meynell, we have chosen to follow the Kapow Primary music scheme. The scheme incorporates these strands of music in a spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon.
- The history of music
- The inter-related dimensions of music
In Year 4, all children learn to play a cornet, a tuned instrument, with a specialist teacher from Sheffield Music Hub. In other years, children regularly experience playing the untuned instrument, a glockenspiel.
This year, we have been able to enrich learning experiences with links to Young Voices, Halle concert visits and Music in the City from University of Sheffield.