Music Intent Statement
To understand how music is created and how it can be used to represent culture, history and for self-expression.
Music is a subject covered by the National Curriculum which we follow here at Long Bennington Academy.
The National Curriculum tells us that:
"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. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils: * perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians; * learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence; * understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations".
If you wish to read about what your child covers in their music curriculum please follow this link to the Programmes of Study.
If you are keen on making music outside of classroom time - you could join our Choir! We also have peripatetic music teachers visiting us weekly, so if you want to learn to play an instrument, let us know.