MusicianAt Fairlawn Primary School we are introducing the Model Music Curriculum!

Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. In our schools, music can bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making can feed the soul of a school community, enriching each student while strengthening the shared bonds of support and trust which make a great schooour aim is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music as well as their talent as musicians. We believe that by doing this we can increase the children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

The Model Music Curriculum sets out sequences of learning in the following key areas which, when taken together, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship:

  • Singing
  • Listening
  • Composing
  • Performing/Instrumental Performance

In the EYFS the children learn about music through engaging in songs and rhyme as well as rhythms and patterns. As pupils progress through the school they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to both compose music and to analyse the music they listen to. This comes with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and use technology to compose with. In Key Stage 2 music lessons are delivered by a specialist music teacher from the Bristol Beacon. There are also opportunities for pupils to learn individual instruments and take part in ensemble performance.

Coming together to sing is always special and our commitment to music is demonstrated during singing assemblies and performances where the whole school comes together to engage in a wide range of high quality songs, from a breadth of influences and of course our school song!