Our intent for music education at Donnington Primary School is to provide our pupils with creative and engaging musical experiences that promote a love and appreciation of music. We aim to develop pupils' musical skills and knowledge through a carefully sequenced curriculum that is inclusive and accessible to all. Our approach to music education is underpinned by a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Our curriculum is designed to expose children to a wide range of musical genres, styles and cultures, with a focus on actively engaging pupils through practical, hands-on learning experiences. We make use of live music and specialist musicians to bring music to life in our school. Our curriculum is underpinned by regular opportunities for children to perform in assemblies, concerts and musical events.
In order to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their background or musical ability, can participate fully in music education, we have invested in a range of specialist resources and equipment, such as percussion instruments, recorders and ukuleles, as well as digital resources so that children can record their own performances. We also work closely with external music partners to provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils, such as choir or band groups.
Our approach to music education has a measurable impact on our pupils' enjoyment of music, as well as their musical skills and confidence. We have seen a significant increase in the number of children who choose to continue with music beyond their primary school years. Pupils regularly report an increased sense of musical competency and self-esteem, as well as a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse musical traditions and cultures around the world.