Music’sCool is designed to promote a love and enthusiasm for music while covering all areas of the National Curriculum Music programmes of study in KS1 and KS2 and to contribute significantly to the EYFS early learning goals. It is designed to run from EYFS through to Year 6 but can be adapted to selected Key Stages or year groups as required. Our aim is to develop and enhance every pupil’s general musicianship skills through participation in a variety of activities. Singing and performance lie at the heart of the programme and we aim to build each child’s confidence in music making through the development of singing skills combined with whole body movement activities and instrument playing.
The National Curriculum states 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”. This scheme puts enjoyment in practical music making, through singing and instrumental playing, at its heart, contributing to the development of “…self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.” and “….responsible citizens”.
We are proud to be a Music Mark school. Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education, championing and supporting access to music for all children and young people.
In Music’sCool all children are given the opportunity to learn to play a range of instruments. Whilst many aspects of the Primary Music curriculum can be taught without instrumental skills, using instruments has been shown to be the single most influential factor in ensuring children’s musical progression and fulfilment.
At Newfield pupils from Year 2 onwards are given the opportunity to learn an instrument or join the school choir. The instruments pupils can learn are the keyboard, violin and guitar.