All children are a gift from God. We seek to nurture talent and enable equity of access for all children to flourish in music.
Sneinton’s music curriculum is embedded and built on the National Curriculum ensuring a deep understanding of music, in partnership with Nottingham Music Hub and talented musicians. It is structured with a knowledge progression map that ensures a progression of knowledge and skills, allowing children to build on previous knowledge and connect to other learning.
We will encourage all pupils to give their best and to reach their full potential through using Sneinton's learning tree skills of creating, wondering, trying, concentrating, remembering and checking. Music is in the very essence of our school. It encompasses both the vibrancy of our diverse community, and a shared passion between the adults and children. There are planned opportunities for children to perform both in school and to wider audiences in Transform Trust and Nottingham City.
Through the teaching and learning of music, we hope to develop a lifelong passion which encompasses a desire to explore, broaden horizons and realise individual aspirations. Music is a universal language that can nurture creativity, engagement across the entire curriculum, increase self-esteem. Along with the aforementioned, music should also aim to develop an ability to experiment, critically engage with music, understand composition and develop listening skills which enable an appreciation across a range of musical genres.
In music, we support our children to learn to deep level, to know more and remember more. In our spiral curriculum model, we recognise that children go through the process of the learning loop to get to synthesis. Through our music planning, lessons and assessment.
The children shall be taught to know how to:
• Use their voices expressively in singing as part of lessons and whole school worship and community-based events.
• Play un-tuned and tuned instruments (working closely with Nottingham Music Service who support both our teaching and learning and enrichment through Nottingham Music Hub/ Area Band).
• We nurture specific interest and talent and facilitate tuition for gifted and talented musicians