D’Eyncourt aims to provide a high-quality music education. During the year, children experience a wide range of genres and have a broad and balanced curriculum for music. We adopt the online scheme of work, Charanga, which provides current and relevant material to the children. From September 2021, we will be implementing the new Model Music Curriculum alongside the National Curriculum to ensure that our children have a breadth of musical knowledge. This will allow them to develop their singing, listening, composing and performance skills.

There are a range of extra-curricular activities that children can partake in. Children can join a ‘band’ with Rocksteady, learning how to play a song with an instrument of their choice and perform in front of an audience. There is also the opportunity to be involved with the choir who perform at various events throughout the year. As well as this, pupils can learn to play the guitar with a specialist from Wolverhampton Music Service.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes (through music lessons, Christmas performances and Mothers Day assemblies)
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Key Stage 2

Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression (through music lessons and phase productions)
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.