'Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A highquality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.' (National Curriculum 2014)
At Foxdell, we believe that music is a powerful and unique art form that can influence the way pupils feel, think and act. It affects creativity and aesthetic development and can develop sensitivity in children illustrating the fulfilment to be found in creative expression. Music reflects culture and society, and opportunity is provided for a range of culturally and historically diverse musical experiences which help build understanding of the context of music making, both in the past and present; likewise in different places. We teach pupils rhythm and pitch and introduce them to a basic understanding of musical notation in line with National Curriculum requirements. Pupils are exposed to a wide range of musical styles and experience making compositions of their own.
The national curriculum states that Key Stage 2 pupils should be taught to:
We have built a strong tradition in this area and have been accredited with the Artsmark Gold Award. All classes have regular music lessons and we follow the Charanga scheme of work which ensures coverage of the National Curriculum.