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Our Approach

 

We believe that music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.

The teaching of music develops pupils' ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. At Dovelands, we encourage active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, thereby developing a sense of group identity and togetherness.

Music also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic awareness, sensitivity and fulfilment. We firmly believe that music plays a vital role in a child’s development and seek to offer a range of opportunities for children to participate in playing instruments as well as experiencing music in other forms.

Aims and Objectives

 

School Staff:

  • to promote a confident, positive attitude to wards the learning and use of music, making it an enjoyable experience
  • to promote confidence and competence in the skills of speaking and listening; constructive feedback and sharing practical work
  • to provide opportunities for the development of musical skills where relevant accross the curriculum 

 

Children:

  • to develop an enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion
  • to develop confidence and competence in the skills of speaking and listening; constructive feedback and sharing practical work
  • to develop and understanding and appreciation of different types of music from around the world
  • to know and understand how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures
  • to know how music is made through a variety of instruments
  • to know how music is composed and written down
  • to know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written
  • to develop the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music 

Progression of Skills in Music

 

Here at Dovelands, we have a set of skills that we build on in each year group. Children are taught to build on these skills and to develop their music knowledge. 

What is music like at Dovelands?

Writing in blue is what we have achieved this academic year

 

Currently we offer: 

  • Ukulele lessons (Taught in PPA for Year 4 children)
  • Violin lessons (Extra Curricular in association with Soar Valley) 
  • Guitar lessons (Extra Curricular)
  • Singing (Assemblies, in class and performances)
  • To experiment with musical instruments in class 
  • Work closer with Soar Valley and be able to offer recorder lessons for year 3 children
  • KS2 choir perform at St Annes Church for 'National Women's Day of Prayer'

 

What do we hope to achieve in the next year?

 

We are currently working hard to:

  • Start a KS1 and KS2 choir 
  • Performances (choir) at places like DeMontfort Hall 
  • Raise the profile of music in school by organising performances to the school by children who learn a musical instrument  
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