Binley Woods Primary School
At Binley Woods Primary School we value music because it is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change and impact the way children feel, think and act. Be believe that music helps the body and the mind work together creatively and it is an expression of our humanity.
Exposing children to music during early development helps them to learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop their musical potential and we aim to nurture and encourage musical development across the school.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our key principles (Branch Ideas), which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and make links within their learning to the wider world.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. During the year, all children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding, skills and techniques in music.
We welcome parents to a music concert and productions throughout the year to share the musical ability we have at our school. Our peripatetic teachers who come into school to teach music lessons are giving opportunities for children to learn and develop their skills from an experienced specialist teacher. These teachers are; guitar, piano, drums, violin and singing.
Children also have the opportunity to be a member of our school choir and take part in a primary musical festival the Butterworth Hall, Warwick University.
We use a published scheme of work called Charanga which supports our class provision. It has been selected because it uses a wide variety of musical sources which appeal to our children and provide diversity and support inclusion. The scheme of work is sequenced effectively to ensure that non-specialists are able to provide high quality lessons that meet the requirements of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and 2.
By the time children leave our school they will have a rapidly widened repertoire which they will be able to use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance works.
This will be evident through;