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Curriculum Statement: Music


At Shotton Primary School we aim to ensure that all pupils perform, listen to, review and evaluate music. Children should learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others and to understand and explain how music is created.


Across the school, it is our intent to teach our children to have an appreciation and understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres.


We are committed to ensuring that children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge and experiences to involve themselves in music in a variety of different contexts.


We will teach our children to think and listen independently to music and to be able to share and articulate their opinions and ideas about a wide variety of styles of music across a range of time periods and genres.


We will provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop their skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.

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