At North Ealing Primary School, our intention is that our children gain a firm 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 our 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.
Our curriculum is based on the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance and the National curriculum and allows for the following:
A wide range of opportunities for all children to engage in music-making during their time in class and, by choice, in their ‘free’ time.
Active encouragement of children to express themselves through music and ensure that they are given opportunities to do this in a wide variety of contexts (to staff, to class, to the school/wider community).
Musical activities through choirs and orchestras/ instrumental groups (according to ability).
NO child is denied the opportunity to express themselves through music.
NEPS children learn to work both independently and as part of groups and we ensure skills of resilience and collaboration are promoted.
We aim to ensure our children understand the significance and place of music within the wider world and this excites and inspires their thirst for knowledge and participation in music. In KS1 and KS2, pupils participate in fortnightly music assemblies and a one-hour curriculum music lesson with a Music specialist teacher.