Aims and purposes of music

By engaging students in making and responding to music, the music curriculum offers opportunities for them to:

Content of music

The music curriculum will:

In particular, by making and responding to a wide range of music, children will be helped to understand:

Building on student's earlier experiences

These experiences are likely to include:

·         having the opportunity to sing, explore sounds and dance and/or move to music;

·         recognising and exploring how sounds can be changed;

·         singing simple songs from memory;

·         recognising repeated sounds and sound patterns;

·         matching movements to music;

·         communicating ideas, thoughts and feelings by singing a variety of songs and using musical instruments.

Language and communication

Students develop language skills by:

Values and attitudes

Students have opportunities in music to:

Progression in music

Students will make progress in music through: