Our Music curriculum is delivered through a thematic based approach underpinned by the HCAT accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning.
The key concepts, principles and themes have been developed from the National Curriculum into a range of progressive knowledge and skills through which the children are helped to grow and develop to succeed in 21st century Britain. This knowledge and skills based curriculum allows a creative way of teaching and learning, enabling us to move away from discrete lessons into a more meaningful, engaging, topic based approach.
Our music curriculum set out pathways for progression that enables pupils to develop their musical knowledge. As a result, the progress of children in music requires them to develop musically across 3 pillars that interrelate in musicianship: ‘Technical’ development for pupils to translate their intentions successfully into sound. ‘Constructive’ development for pupils to understand how musical components come together both analytically and in the creative process. ‘Expressive’ development to allow children to focus on the more indefinable aspects of music: quality, meaning and creativity.
At HCAT, we have segmented these pillars further to scaffold and support pupils development in music into 6 key areas:
Singing, Listening, Composing, Musicianship, Performing and Musical History
Our musical curriculum content supports pupils in developing these 3 essential pillars, which in turn support the activities of performing, composing and listening. As a result, the Music curriculum we offer is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners by can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs.