At Springfield Primary School we value Music as a powerful and unique form of expression and communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
The New National Curriculum specifies that every child should have the opportunity to engage in making music. Music teaching offers opportunities for them to:
- Develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music, developing and extending their own interests and increasing their ability to make judgements of musical quality.
- Develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other subject areas and that are needed for life and work, for example listening skills, the ability to concentrate, creativity, intuition, aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others.
We use the Charanga scheme at Springfield – an exciting digital resource which all year groups have great fun discovering.
Whole school singing assemblies take place on a Monday with follow up work being done in classes.
We have several events on our school calendar where children have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience, as well as singing in church at our Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.
The Young Voices choir sing at the Genting Arena in Birmingham each year as part of the YV schools choir.
In Y4 children get the chance to learn the recorder in whole class lessons and every child in school has the opportunity to learn an instrument from outside providers.
Music is also linked to our creative Curriculum wherever possible.
Guitar, ukulele and woodwind instruments lessons are held during the school day by the Derbyshire Music Partnership teachers for children in Y4 and above. Fees apply and there are bursaries available for children who qualify for free school meals.