Music at Chigwell Row Infant School
‘A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.’ Department of Education, National Curriculum. At Chigwell Row Infant School, our aim is to provide a music curriculum which will enable each child to reach their full potential in music, encourage children to enjoy singing, composing and performing and provide children with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.
Our music curriculum sits within our creative curriculum and is topic based. As well as learning to sing and play instruments, children also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of pulse, rhythm and notation. Our curriculum incorporates the learning of both tuned and untuned instruments such as the ukulele, ocarina and recorder. The school also receives also high-quality music therapy from outside agencies.
All children at Chigwell Row receive a broad and balanced curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Children learn to work both independently and as part of a group, ensuring skills of resilience and teamwork are promoted in this subject. Children are enthused and engaged in the wide variety of music activities. Opportunities to perform outside of school, within our local environment ensure our children understand its significance and place within the wider world and that these excite and inspire children’s thirst for knowledge and participation in this subject.