Within the federation of ORCS & Wilson, we believe music has a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal development and plays an important role in increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. We aim for our music curriculum to bring together our diverse and unique community and enable us to celebrate both within our schools and beyond.
At the Federation of ORCS & Wilson, we intend to give children access to an engaging and fun music curriculum reflecting the world and community they live in now, but at the same time giving them access to musical styles throughout history. Children are able to listen and appraise a variety of musical genres alongside performing pieces and creating their own compositions through the use of instruments and technology.
To achieve this, all children access a variety of musical games, songs, instruments, music workshops, and extra – curricular activities giving them practical hands on experience. We hope children continue to grow in confidence as they progress through the musical curriculum and become passionate in their responses to music.
A singing culture will be established and nurtured within the federation . Children and adults will be encouraged to sing whenever appropriate to aid wellbeing and health as well as musical outcomes.
Children will be taught to sing a wide ranging variety of songs and to use their voices expressively. They should have the opportunity to play both tuned and un-tuned instruments with increasing control and should rehearse and perform with others, with an awareness of audience.
Children will create musical patterns and will be shown how to explore, select and organise musical ideas, recording these in a variety of ways.
Children should be able to listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. They will be given the opportunity to explore and explain their own ideas and feelings about music, using music, dance, expressive language and musical vocabulary. They will analyse and compare sounds and will become confident at suggesting improvements for their own work and that of others.