Music has the ability to touch the heart and soul of society and offers children a sense of community. It has the power to change the way people feel. Music allows children the freedom to create, perform and evaluate as a way of expressing their understanding of the world around them.
Our curriculum progressively builds on vocabulary, knowledge and skills using their voice and a range of instruments both individually and as part of ensembles. At Tunbury, we teach the appreciation of music in all its diversity, culture and history. We teach whole class lessons as part of the curriculum and further enhance this with weekly singing assemblies. We ensure children are exposed to a range of musical styles and elements in order to ensure they can appreciate a vast range of music. Children will develop their ability to understand and follow a beat and a rhythm; to hear and identify a wide range of instruments within pieces; to play both tuned and untuned instruments, including their voice, and to understand the impact of music in our lives.
Music is taught to all children from Early Years to Year 6. Children develop their musical knowledge and skills through half-termly units, which focus on key elements of the music curriculum. We deliver high quality lessons through Charanga, focusing on the strands of musical learning, which correspond with and enhance the national curriculum for music: understanding music, responding and analysing, singing, notation, playing instruments, improvising, composing and performing. At Tunbury we also offer specific music lessons, which children can attend during the school day (https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Music-Lessons/).
Pupil voice - what do Tunbury learners think about Music?
Y2 pupil: “It makes me smile when I listen to music, I like using the instruments.”
Y4 pupils: “We learn different sorts of music: rap, gospel, hip-hop and pop. We also learn new songs every week in singing assemblies.”
Y6 pupil: “There are various different instruments you can play and make new sounds with.”
Tunbury Music Curriculum Overview and Music Curriculum Progression
Please view our curriculum documentation to see how we have chosen to teach Music at Tunbury Primary School.