Our Music Intent
At Palterton Primary School our music curriculum intends to inspire children's creativity and self-esteem which encourages them on their musical journey. We hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing children to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. By listening and responding to different music styles; finding their voices as singers and composers; all will enable them to become confident, reflective musicians. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of all types 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.
Through our scheme (Charanga) and topic work, pupils have the opportunity to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
In KS1, the children enjoy singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They have the opportunity to play both tuned and percussion instruments which they use to create, select and combine sounds. They also listen and move to a wide range of music.
Children in KS2 build on the skills acquired in KS1 so that by the end of Year 6, they sing and play with increasing control and self-confidence. They deepen their understanding of music in the world and are encouraged to explore their own musical preferences.
All children take part in weekly singing lessons, which contribute to our Harvest, Christmas and end of year performances. These performances provide an opportunity for the children to share their work in music with parents, governors and other friends of the school.
Back Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 6UN