Copp School holds a Learning Excellence Award for Best Practice in Music!
At Copp, we ensure continuity and progression of learning through a broad and balanced music curriculum, which encourages awareness, enjoyment and an appreciation of music in all its forms.
INTENT: to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music, to celebrate their musical talents, increasing self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Where possible, music is taught within themes in order to make it a real-life learning process and lessons are differentiated appropriately. In the Early Years, pupils learn about music through different themes and areas of learning. Learning includes: recognising, identifying, recording and discussing sounds; listening to a wide range of music and responding to this through a range of ways; playing along to and creating simple music; singing songs and performing for others.
As well as discrete music lessons in class, the whole school has weekly Worship through Song sessions which help to broaden their understanding/meaning of hymns. Pupils are also given the opportunity to listen to a range of music selected according to the worship theme each week. Hymns are sung during whole school worship, although due to the impact of Covid-19, collective singing has been put on hold for the autumn term.
Instrumental tuition is important at Copp and we provide peripatetic lessons in keyboard and guitar. Pupils from Y3 are encouraged to join Copp Choir, which has a high profile in the local and wider community. Groups/individuals are encouraged to showcase their talents during a range of forums, whenever they are confident to do so.
By the end of KS2 pupils will have experienced:
Themes are usually devised within topics which means that there are strong links between music and other subjects.
For pupils who are skilled in different areas of music we have the junior choir, peripatetic music lessons in guitar and keyboard.