At Offham Primary School, our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and to encourage our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others. We hope to foster a life long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different musical styles, finding their voices as singers, performers and as composers, all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians.
At Offham our music curriculum ensures students can create their own music, sing, listen, play, and perform. This is embedded into daily classroom activities, weekly music lessons, weekly singing assemblies, regular concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.
The elements of music are taught in classroom lessons so that children are able to use the language of music to discuss it, and understand how it is made, played and appreciated. In the classroom, students learn how to play various tuned and percussion instruments, including the glockenspiel throughout the school; the recorder, ocarina and ukulele in Key Stage 2. In learning to play a musical instrument, our children learn to understand the principles of using designated notes or chords, how to improvise and compose with their own ideas. They will also become familiar with non standard notation and some basic standard treble music notation.
At Offham we aim that, by the time they leave our school, our children will have a wide repertoire which they will be able to use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance works.
This will be evident through;
How can I support my child with Music?
Come along to see what they have been up to! At Offham we have regular performances including; Harvest Festival, Christmas productions and Concerts, our Spring Music Festival, Young Voices and Special Assemblies. Your children are proud of the learning they do in Music and it's important to show them how proud we are of them. You could also get involved by encouraging and listening to them practise their parts.
Music has been proven to have a strong impact on the way children learn in multiple subjects as well as being great fun. It is worth encouraging.