Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve


Music at Red Hall


“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” ~ Roy Ayers

What is the intent of our Music curriculum?

First and foremost, the intention of our curriculum is to help children feel that they can be musicians, and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities. 

  • To develop talents in all areas of music, including creating and composing music, and experiencing different genres.
  • To make music accessible to all by providing opportunities for children to access professional instrument tutelage
  • To make singing a focus for all year groups and participate in performances or special events throughout the year.
  • Music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community; this is something close to our heart at Red Hall. Through our music curriculum, we can travel the world; visit new cultures and understand other ways of life. We encourage all of our children to embrace their talents, discover new abilities and, through our creative lessons, your child could even discover a lifelongOur music lessons will ensure that children develop their skills of singing; playing tuned and untuned instruments; improvising and composing music; and, listening to and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn that music can be written down and read. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferrable skills, which are vital to children’s development as learners and beyond

How do we implement our Music curriculum?

What is the impact of our Music curriculum?

Children at Red Hall can often find it hard to express their feelings, we want them to see that music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate. Music at Red Hall can offer children a chance to flourish and become MUSICIANS.

What experiences will the children receive in Music?

Ensuring that all children will receive opportunities and experiences at Red Hall and that without school; they may not get the same offer. As a pupil at our school, your child will have access to the following:

  • Music lessons that engage and inspire children through the Kapow scheme of work.
  • Professional instrument tutelage from our partners at Darlington Music Forum.
  • Memorable moments, such as participation in song contests, workshops and celebrations in which children work with their classes to create their own music and performance to the school.
  • The opportunity to to participate in extra-curricular activities such as the school choir and partake in termly performances which take place outside of school at care homes, our local churches and other areas of the community. 
  • Weekly singing assemblies where children are introduced to a range of genres and musicians.

By the end of their time at Red Hall, what will all our children have taken from Music?

  • ealised music is more than just singing a song and understand different genres of music
  • Learned music terminology and notation as well as knowing how to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.
  • Learned to sing and to used their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others.
  • Had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and explored how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • An understanding that music is made through playing instruments, is composed and written down.
  • Developed their creativity by exploring a wide range of musical aspects and know how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written.

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