At Hutchinson Memorial First School, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Music, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Music, delivered by a professional, specialist Music Teacher.
Our music curriculum aims to engage and inspire children through a curriculum that motivates and challenges all learners to develop a love of music, which will grow and flourish throughout their lives. Our curriculum is designed for all children to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of genres, styles and traditions. Children learn to sing and to use their voices to improvise and compose music on their own and with others and have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
In music lessons, the children are involved in making and responding to music. We aim to develop each of the interrelated skills in performing, composing and appraising , in all activities and extend these skills by applying listening skills, knowledge and understanding of music. Music lessons are planned using a range of resources developing the idea that music is fun and is for life.
The children are given opportunities to experience a wide range of live music, both in our school and at other venues. They are also encouraged to perform their own music for an audience developing their self-confidence and sensitivity towards others.
Music is timetabled for 50 minutes per week.
Our well-planned music curriculum ensure that children understand and know how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions of music and appropriate musical notations.
Our lessons enable children to progress to the next level of musicianship.