“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. 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” (DFE, Music programmes of study, Key Stages 1 and 2, 2014).
The inter-related dimensions of music are pitch, dymamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and notation. These elements are discussed with our musicians at the start and throughout their learning journey at Pippins School. They help our musicians to understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
Through our topics, Pippins musicians perform, compose, improvise, listen and appraise music using increasingly sophisticated musical vocabulary. They learn about the history of music, music from around the world and genres of music and grow in confidence and creativity.
Our topics in music are engaging and link to some of the topics that our musicians learn about in other areas of the curriculum.
Pippins School continues to be part of the Wider Opportunities Scheme, allowing all pupils in Year 5 to have whole class peripatetic lessons, learning to play the Glockenspiel, through Slough Music Service.
Productions and assemblies throughout the year, for example Christmas and the year 6 leaver’s production showcase the pupils’ talents in the Arts.
The Big Ideas for each half term are mapped out in the documents below, showing the progression of concepts, knowledge and skills that our musicians will be learning.