At Highfield School we cover the National Music Curriculum through our Learning for Life topic areas. This coverage may be blocked or delivered on a weekly basis by class teachers. Throughout the Foundation Stage music provision is focussed on singing, using actions, using simple rhythms and movement.
KS1 and KS2 classroom music is based on the LCP Scheme. This music resource enables primary teachers to teach exciting, practical and effective music lessons with confidence.
Children will listen to a wide range of music extracts from various cultures and periods of musical history. It is an extremely progressive scheme for teaching music. It covers and substantially extends all of the music objectives in the National Curriculum.
During Key Stage 2 all children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. During Year 4 all children receive weekly instrumental lessons which are provided by the local authority music specialists. This is completely funded by school. In Years 5 and 6 children then choose if they would like to continue this. Gifted and talented children are actively encouraged to continue with their instrumental lessons. Children are provided with an instrument which they can take home to practice. Children are then provided opportunities to perform to an audience. Our hope is that our children will continue with these lessons at secondary school. Local secondary schools often come back to Highfield to perform and amaze us.
Children are also provided with opportunities to take part in extracurricular music, taking part in talent shows and singing as part of a national choir, Sing Up.