At Grange Primary School our Music Curriculum provides children with a diverse experience to nurture their appreciation of beauty and excellence and ignite their individual creativity. Children learn to listen well and respond to each other (growing their powers of consideration) as well as developing their own vocal talent and musical aptitude) confidence in themselves). They are introduced to a carefully curated diverse and eclectic range of music and are encouraged to explore different genres of music both in school and at home. We aspire to be the foundation of a life-long love of music both as participants in performance and as listeners.
Harrow Music Service Teachers who are skilled specialists in their area teach the lessons. They follow a sequenced programme of study which ensures all children make good progress in their knowledge and skills as they move through the school years. Instrumental teachers in Upper Key stage 2 teach all Year 5 and 6 students violin and trumpet at a high skill level leading to performance opportunities which are enjoyed by our wider school community. We continue to run the weekly KS1 and 2 choirs during lunchtimes to enrich the curriculum and provide more opportunity for giving voice to the children.
At Grange we believe in giving every child a balance of confidence and consideration which we call the CC way so that they may live their best lives. Our Grange Destiny music curriculum builds towards a class performance at the end of every term. Preparing for a performance motivates the children to realise and grow the ethic of hard work and practise to produce a joyous communal end product.
We believe that by learning Music,
- the children develop respect, appreciation and understanding of their own and other cultures and traditions which is a foundation for a peaceful, rich human life full of joy and humanity.
- The children learn a valuable, therapeutic mode of expression which will enable them to navigate challenge and adversity through exploration, reflection, meditation and creativity
Quotes that inspire the Grange Destiny Music Curriculum:
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel
“When words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley
“The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping… It’s absolutely like a prayer…. Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.” – Ravi Shankar