Cowley Hill Music Curriculum Statement.
We believe music is a human right and a lifelong joy. At Cowley Hill, our intention is that children develop their practical skills, understanding and knowledge of music through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and genres. Children will develop and enhance their skills through being able to describe, explain, convince, justify and prove.
Children will develop a curiosity and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, alongside an understanding of the value of music. Children will develop practical skills, musical understanding and knowledge through musical experiences to involve themselves in music within a variety of contexts.
Our tailor-made music curriculum ensures children sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate, which is in line with the National Curriculum. This is accessed through weekly music lessons taught by a music specialist teacher. All children have access to cross- curricular links throughout the school, enrichment experiences in house and within the wider community. These include Choir Club, School of Rock Club, annual talent show, school concerts and weekly singing practise. Pupils have the opportunity to attend enrichment trips including Young Voices, Herts Singing Gala, Youth Makes Music and Choral Outreach.