‘As an overpowering art form, music can touch the soul.’
Music is an essential part of life and integral to the development of the whole person. At Newbold Church School, whilst Christianity is the heartbeat of the school so music is its pulse. Music is used across the curriculum, and unites our school together, through worship and performance. Its inclusivity builds in children an appreciation, a sense of unity and a cultural appreciation that reaches across ages, abilities and background.
Music is a deeply creative discipline, which is fully embedded throughout school life. Our music curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.