At Pomphlett Primary school we recognise the important role of music in children’s development. Our high quality music education meets the National Curriculum aim of ‘engaging and inspiring pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians,’ in order to ‘increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.'
All Pomphlett children, from Foundation Stage through to Year 6, enjoy the opportunity to express themselves musically and creatively. They are taught to:
- sing, play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts.
- listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres and styles.
- understand how music is produced created and communicated.
- improvise and compose music.
- use and understand musical notation.
- appreciate a range of high-quality music from great composers and musicians.
Children at Pomphlett experience music in a range of contexts:
- Each class receive a weekly music lesson following the acclaimed Charanga Musical School scheme. Through this scheme, children are taught to develop their musical understanding, make musical judgements, develop their aural memory, express themselves physically and emotionally and create their own musical ideas. Within this scheme, children use both voice and instruments (such as glockenspiel and recorder) to learn, perform, improvise and compose a range of pieces from across the ages and around the world.
- Music is also taught within our cross curricular topics in all year groups, supporting children in developing an understanding of music within its cultural and historical context. Music and performance forms a key part of our class assemblies, in which children demonstrate their cross curricular learning.
- Music also has a significant role in our cultural celebrations throughout the year, with children learning and performing songs for events such as harvest festival, Diwali and remembrance day.
- Our listening calendar develops children’s cultural capital, exposing children to a wide range of different music genres as well as influential artists or pieces of music.
- All children learn and perform songs for Christmas performances to parents and the wider community.
- Children have access to digital music making technology such as ‘Garage Band.’
- We are currently home to a full Javanese Gamelan set, which is fantastic for improvisation and learning to play in an ensemble.
- Children can also choose to take part in the Rock Steady Music School, in which they learn to play an instrument within a band, with termly performances to show off what they can achieve.