The curriculum is based on the principles set out in the Model Music Curriculum, non-statutory guidance March 2021, which contribute towards steadily increasing the development of musicianship:
SINGING; LISTENING; COMPOSING; PERFORMING
Our curriculum sets 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 concepts which ensure breadth and depth of knowledge is taught through a variety of disciplines:
Singing; Listening; Composing; Musicianship; Performing; Music History
Our musical curriculum content supports pupils in developing these 3 essential pillars, which in turn support the activities of performing, composing and listening.