At Mapplewell Primary School we believe that Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It transcends different cultures, abilities and generations. Listening to and making music fulfils an instinctive human need for self-expression and creativity. It stimulates responses both on emotional and intellectual levels. Music can be a lifelong source of pleasure. It is education for life. Our approach to the Music curriculum is through a topic based approach underpinned by the HCAT accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning.
The key concepts and principles have been taken from the National Curriculum into a range of progressive knowledge and skills through which our pupils are helped to cultivate in order order to succeed in the 21st century. This knowledge and skills based curriculum allows for a creative way of teaching and learning, enabling us to move away from discrete lessons into a more meaningful, engaging, topic based approach.
The Music curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. It is rich, varied and provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate learning meeting the needs of individual learners and can be adapted for pupils with additional needs.