Music at The Duke of Bedford

At our school Music is a vital part of a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils. Our intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing and composing. Our aim is to make music an enjoyable learning experience, encouraging children to participate in a variety of ways. Music can engage, motivate and inspire pupils, along with building confidence; it is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Charanga is used to provide extra support and resources to enhance music teaching. It features many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places. These are explored via active listening, performing and composing activities, which enable understanding of the context and genre. There is the opportunity to learn ukulele and recorders in Key Stage 2, as well as high-quality lessons with peripatetic teachers being available. Our children will leave The Duke of Bedford with musical knowledge and the ability to make music with others, which helps to develop identity and builds self-esteem.

Below you will find our long term plan and impact statements for our music curriculum.