Nurturing skills for life’
Our curriculum aims for high standards whilst providing valuable and memorable opportunities for all children to learn, grow and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to their needs now and their future lives. It promotes a willingness to question and explore, widen their horizons, develop their aspirations and instil self-belief.

Music at Myton Park
Music is a creative and enjoyable activity, yet it can also be a highly academic and demanding subject. We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.  At Myton we view singing as lying at the heart of good music teaching and our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people.  Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music and we aim to build up the confidence of all children.  Children develop descriptive skills in music.  We teach about how music can represent feeling and emotions alongside teaching them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Children are also given opportunity to make music together, to understand musical notation and to compose pieces.

Purpose of study
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality 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 for England (2014)

Aims and Purposes
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that 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.

Link to Music overview

2016 Music whole school programme of study

Link to National Curriculum for music