Music enriches lives and to that end music at Pearson will be used and often taught in a cross curricular way. Singing can be enjoyed by all and is experienced regularly through whole school singing assemblies and singing as part of the music curriculum in classes.
Musical knowledge and skills will be taught ensuring that children progress through the big ideas of cultural understanding, critical understanding and creative communication.
The work of famous musicians/artists/composers will be studied and children will be given the opportunity to respond to a variety of different music from across the world. Music making will be cross curricular and may often be undertaken as a result of current topic work, visits, visitors, seasonal events, local events or any other stimulus. At all times there should be a balance of process and outcomes. Performances should celebrate children’s work.
Involvement in the Wider Opportunities scheme provides year 4 children at Pearson with the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and children in KS2 can access peripatetic music lessons.