West Haddon’s Music curriculum intends to inspire creativity and encourage a love of music through a range of high quality experiences. We hope children foster a life-long love of music by exposing them to a diverse range of music allowing them opportunities to listen, play, perform and enjoy music through a range of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. As children progress through the school, they will increasingly understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated through the interrelated dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and musical notation. By Key stage 2, children will begin to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music. West Haddon uses the KAPOW Music scheme to support the children’s learning in school.
The expected impact of following the Kapow scheme of work is that children will:
- Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school.
- Show an appreciation and respect for a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social, and historical contexts in which it is developed.
- Understand the ways in which music can be written down to support performing and composing activities.
- Demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences.
- Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Music.