At Garlinge Primary School and Nursery we understand that music is a highly creative universal language. We believe that music education should engage and inspire children to develop a love for music, developing their talents, creativity and sense of achievement through a curriculum which is:
- Topic-based, linking to school topics or science units where possible
- Musically diverse
- Fully resourced
- Accessible to non-music readers
The main aims for musical education at Garlinge are:
- To perform, listen to, review and evaluate music from range of different genres, styles, cultures, traditions and historical periods.
- To listen to the works of great composers and musicians.
- To learn to sing, and to develop and use their voices to create and compose music on their own and with others.
- To use body percussion and whole-body actions to create and compose music on their own and with others.
- To have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
- To understand how music is created, produced and communicated through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, tempo, timbre, duration, dynamics, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
In addition, children are offered the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular musical opportunities, including several after school music clubs, as well as working with highly experienced music teachers from the local area.