At Park Hall Academy, we aim to provide an engaging curriculum that not only teaches children about music, but also allows them to fall in love with music in whatever form that may take. Our young musicians will experience opportunities for performance, allowing them to act, sing and perform in front of a crowd and showcase their talents. Children should be able to see music as well as hearing it – developing an understanding of how it is made and what opportunities there are in music through high quality experiences in school. We want children to gain enthusiasm for music by watching live performances and take inspiration from these into their own lives. Our curriculum will be based around music that is relevant, inspires our mini musicians to shine, and allows them to have an individual love for music as well as respect for other unique tastes and principles.
Intent for our Musicians:
We aim for:
All musicians to develop an individual love towards music and what inspires them.
All musicians to express themselves through their musical ability and performance.
All musicians to participate in all aspects of music, with opportunities available to all abilities. Maximise participation and engagement of a wide and varied music curriculum.
To engage and inspire learners to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians.
To incorporate music into other aspects of the curriculum, and base music lessons on the termly topics. All learners to work as a team to produce varied styles of music both vocally and instrumentally.
To perform, appreciate and evaluate a range of music and make links to time periods and events in history. Musicians to be able to gain confidence and boost self-esteem through solo and ensemble opportunities. Promote a tolerance and understanding of other cultures by incorporating music from many parts of the world.
Celebrate a freedom of expression when listening to each other and encourage the differing opinions of every musician.
Musicians to use inference skills to show a deeper understanding of music and be able to express this understanding in a number of ways.
Our Curriculum Offer:
At Park Hall Academy, our music curriculum is wide and varied, and offers our musicians the chance to explore music for themselves, expressing their own individual interpretations and inspirations. Our engaging curriculum showcases a wide range of musical styles, both past and present, which allows learners to critically consider what genres and styles appeal to them. Our musicians are taught to understand and appreciate the opinions of others, showing respect for others viewpoints.
Through our curriculum, our mini-musicians can experience a range of relevant and engaging topics through music. Links to other subjects in music allow children to not only be expressive but also embed knowledge and practice in other subjects. Music at Park Hall is cross-curricular, and utilises other skills beyond just the music curriculum. From exploring the world from a musical perspective in Year 3, to shooting beyond the stars in Year 5 by looking at futuristic and space themed pieces. Furthermore, the use of iPads allows children to interact with music programs in different ways than ever before. Reading inference skills are utilised through relevant and modern song lyrics, inference of timbre, tempo and tone, and composition of different styles, further embedding the curriculum ‘Big Idea’ of ‘Every Child A Reader.’
We give our musicians the opportunity to perform music for a variety of purposes and contexts. We want learners to be able to rehearse compositions, and think critically about how they can be improved. We want them to be able give, receive and react towards positive feedback from their peers. We want our musicians to perform music live either in the classroom, to the wider school community and beyond. We will showcase the talents of our learners through the iPads and media so that parents can access the creative nature of our musicians at home, as well as witnessing it for themselves in person during festivities. Musicians and performers at Park Hall will demonstrate the importance of teamwork compositions of dance, performance, singing and acting in music.
At Park Hall, we not only want children to engage in music performance, but we want them to be able to see what is beyond that. We want them to be able to see the various potential of music and progression in the industry – what makes music what it is in the modern era. We want the our musicians to aspire to become not only musicians, but see what other opportunities there are from a recording or stage production aspect. We want to show them live performances and and all the hard work that goes into making, these not only by musicians, but the other professions. We give musicians opportunities to record and edit music, as well as experiences that will inspire them throughout their education and beyond.