At Brushwood Junior School, we want children to develop a positive attitude towards music and to see it as an engaging and inspiring subject. We want music to be seen as a universal language that provides highly creative opportunities for all children. Through listening, performing, composing and evaluating a range of high-quality music, we want to develop a love of music and for their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement to continue to grow.
We aim to provide high quality musical knowledge and understanding to each and every pupil according to their individual needs. Through the National Curriculum for England (2014) we ensure that all pupils:
We have designed a broad curriculum, which has been derived from the National Curriculum, to make sure children are provided with a range of opportunities to develop their Music skills.
Each year group has a specific set of skills which they need to cover in the year, including: rhythm, playing and performing (vocal and instrumental), improvisation and composition, listening, appreciation, notation and music history. Each year is therefore mapped out so that all skills are covered across the whole academic year. These skills are built upon each year and therefore show gradual progression between each year group.
Enrichment opportunities in music are offered to the children at Brushwood Junior School. Rock Steady sessions take place weekly. Peripatetic teachers provide music lessons for children in all year groups, including recorder, guitars, violin and brass lessons.
Pupils learning Music at Brushwood;