Music at Green End
and at our other Trust Schools
Our music curriculum acknowledges and builds on the positive impact that listening to, creating and performing music can have on self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health. Pupils are encouraged to express themselves through the music they listen to, create and perform.
At Kingsway Community Trust we believe that music has a vital part to play in children's development. We agree that 'Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity' (National Curriculum) Our music curriculum acknowledges and builds on the positive impact that listening to, creating and performing music can have on self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health. Pupils are encouraged to express themselves through the music they listen to, create and perform and to incorporate healthy music habits as a positive influence in their lives.
Our curriculum will develop a broad range of musical skills, knowledge and behaviours - including global and cultural experiences - in order to broaden their outlook. This will allow pupils from nursery to year six to appraise, create and perform music with the confidence to express themselves. Children will build upon their exploration and knowledge of musical instruments and genres to create and appraise as musicians. Through the four strands of the music curriculum, children will develop confidence, communication, thinking and creative skills and develop their emotional well-being.
Within our music curriculum, pupils are encouraged to express themselves through the music they listen to.
These Year 6 pupils were really inspired when they met Manchester artist, Yemi Bolatiwa during their ‘Manchester Music Scene’ unit.
Our pupils develop a broad range of musical skills and develop their knowledge of musical instruments.
During their time at Green End, pupils develop their playing techniques through a range of different instruments. These include classroom percussion instruments, glockenspiels, ukuleles, steel pans and samba.
In Year 2, pupils also learn playground singing games which also enhances their range of playtime activities.
Pupils at Green End enjoy global and cultural experiences.
Pupils in Year 4 learn to play both steel pans and samba drumming through expert tuition from the One Music Hub tutors
Our pupils are given many opportunities to appraise, create and perform music
As well as performing as part of their music lessons, pupils who choose to commit to an Out of Hours music club also perform three times a year to the whole school and parents during our Music Assemblies.
Green End Music supports pupils to develop their emotional well-being
Our Out of Hours Singing Club was created to develop pupils’ love of singing whilst also promoting the benefits that creating music together has on self-esteem and positive mental-health habits.