Our music curriculum is designed to be fun and ambitious. Our children use a range of instruments, as well as their voices, and at WR we have a dedicated Music Room.
We use the award winning ‘Bristol Curriculum for Music’ as the basis for our teaching, as well as taking inspiration for cross-curricular links from sources such as BBC Ten Pieces. Lessons across the school are taught by our highly skilled and experienced music teacher, Lindsay Churchill.
Across our whole school, we are focusing on the development of traditional notation reading skills, alternating between rhythmic notation activities and pitch notation practise. During lesson times, we provide further opportunities to join these skills together and put them into practise through performing, listening, composing and appraising. Alongside this, pupils learn to recognise and use the musical elements (duration, pitch, dynamics, tempo, structure, texture and timbre) and gain an understanding of the chronology of music, musicians and composers.