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.
Our curriculum progresses from EYFS to Year 6, it is set out in a way that is engaging, welcoming, challenging, creative and imaginative. Students have a hands-on learning experience from the very start.
We want our children to be aware that music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. We offer opportunities for children to develop their talents in all aspects of music including composition, singing and appreciation. Our vision is that children will develop an ability to listen to, and appreciate a wide variety of music, including different styles, periods and cultures and that they will have opportunities to explore and express, in articulate ways, ideas and feelings about music.
As well as music lessons in class, the whole school joins together to sing hymns during worship, this helps to broaden their understanding/meaning of the hymns. They are given the opportunity to listen to a range of music selected on the worship theme each week.
Instrumental tuition is important at Copp and we provide peripatetic lessons in keyboard and guitar. Pupils from Y4 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.
Each year group will plan from the National Curriculum document and will cover all of the statutory requirements for that key stage. The objectives will be revisited and reviewed in a progressive way through each year group. Please see below the learning that each key stage will cover.
"I like music because of how each instrument makes a different sound.' Esme
"I like doing music because I get to learn how to play different instruments as well as doing keyboard and choir outside of lessons." Leo D
"In music I like how we learn new notes on different instruments like the recorder." Owen
"In music we have learned about recorders which has been great fun and we have explored different styles of music like, rock, jazz and classical." Lauren
"I like playing with guitars." - Molly-Mae
"I like banging drums." - Luke