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Music at Milnthorpe Primary School

Milnthorpe Primary School provides the opportunity for all children to study specfic musical intruments as part of their curriculum. Flute and ukulele are taught to all pupils in years 4 and 6 respectively. In addition all pupils have the opportunity to access flute and guitar lessons as part of extra curricular provision.

Milnthorpe Primary School choir is available to all pupils giving them the experience of performing at local concerts and within the community.

Music - Purpose of Study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Milnthorpe Primary School we provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires 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 develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. Milnthorpe Primary School also provides opportunities for all children to study specfic musical intruments including: the flute, ukulele and guitar.

Aims

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.
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