We are musicians!
Why is Music important for pupils at Grampound Road?
At Grampound Road School, we believe that music should not only be taught and experienced in our classrooms, but pupils should achieve within an enriched and engaging wider curriculum. We want to ensure that all children get several opportunities to give performances to other classes and parents.
We want our curriculum to give children the opportunity to cover different elements of music, learn important vocabulary and develop a good understanding on how music has changed throughout history. We aim to have peripatetic teachers to offer guitar, and keyboard tuition to enhance children’s experiences of music.
At our school, we progressively promote the musical concepts of performance, composition, transcription and applying these through practical and purposeful cross-curricular performance opportunities such as Collective Worships, festivals in the church and annual whole school musical productions.
In EYFS expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
The Early Learning Goals for Expressive arts and design are:
Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
How does studying music help pupils to achieve?
Children understand the relevance of what they are learning within music and enjoy their musical experiences within school.
Children will develop confidence to perform in front of an audience.