At St George’s School we understand the importance of music and the benefits being exposed to music has on children’s wellbeing. Music is also a culturally defining art form and learning about music from around the world helps to connect people and bring them together.
We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Music. The curriculum content is delivered through statutory skills based on broad headings of listening, performing and composing. The programme sets out the skills to be taught in Key Stage 1, lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. Throughout the school students will learn to play a variety of tuned instruments: handbells, glockenspiels and recorders. They also experience many untuned percussion instruments.
We teach music creatively and wherever possible take a practical approach to engage children in hands on learning. We encourage children to be inquisitive, make links and pose questions in order to begin to understand how music has enriched society throughout the ages and for years to come. We strive to expose the students to a high quality of music that reflects excellence and diversity. In our music appreciation we use the Model Music Curriculum's listening scheme to ensure continuity throughout school.
For more information on the National Curriculum for Music please follow the links below.
During class and collective worships, we play music by various composers. Once seated, the children are able to listen to the music and learn more about its composer. This is a varied and diverse composer resource designed to reflect the richness of musical heritage on offer.