Music is an important part of the curriculum and school life.
All pupils have a weekly lesson, from a specialist music teacher. Pupils participate in a variety of musical activities such as, composing, performing, listening and singing. Our music curriculum ensures a steady progression from one year to the next and complete coverage of the Music National Curriculum.
Music provision at Deansbrook Junior School is a cornerstone to shaping our pupils into being well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals. It is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We ensure that children are engaged and inspired to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. With progression, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide repertoire of music.
Our curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all pupils can:
• 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.