At Tutshill Church of England School, we understand that music can inspire and motivate children, and play an important role in their personal and spiritual development. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. Children are introduced to many great composers that reflect the diversity of our global community. Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music with critical engagement. Through the ABCDE model, children are encouraged to become active and reflective learners who can be self-confident, creative and proud of their achievements as musicians. Our Music Curriculum is taught through the Kapow scheme of work which enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the National curriculum.
The music curriculum at Tutshill Church of England School ensures children sing, listen, play perform and evaluate. This is taught discretely throughout the school using the structured music programme, Kapow. Music tuition from specialist music teachers; school concerts and performances and weekly singing within whole school worship provide even more opportunities for pupils to progress to the next level of musical excellence. Kapow is planned into termly themes which provides teachers with the planning that builds upon learning from previous years and develops understanding and progression of skills. We promote an enjoyment and foster interest of music through regular whole school singing, musical workshops in KS2 and the use of music throughout the curriculum. Children learn how to play tuned and un-tuned musical instruments with increasing accuracy, control, fluency and expression. Music specialists teach a wide variety of musical instruments as extra-curricular opportunities to inspire and encourage the children’s musical talents.
The impact of teaching music will be seen across the school with an increase in the profile of music. Whole-school and parental engagement will be improved through performances, extra-curricular activities and opportunities suggested in lessons/overviews for wider learning. Participation in music develops wellbeing, promotes listening and develops concentration. We want to ensure that music is loved by teachers and pupils across school, encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of musical ability, now and in the future.