The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- Be taught to sing, create and compose music
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated
How is Music taught at Pinner Wood?
At Pinner Wood School the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at Pinner Wood is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
At Pinner Wood, we work in partnership with Harrow Music service and a whole host of specialist music teachers, children can learn a musical instrument in addition to class music lessons. Many of these lessons take place in our own Pinner Wood music room.
Children in Lower Key Stage 2, take part in the whole class music project and every child gets to learn to play percussion instruments in weekly lessons. This can often be the start of wanting to play an instrument. We celebrate music at Pinner Wood and all children playing an instrument, once they reach a competent level, are offer the chance to perform in school assemblies, music festivals and in our own Pinner Wood Orchestra.