Here at Hilltop, we are proud of the high quality music education and opportunities we offer. All year groups follow the scheme ‘Kapow’ to ensure a consistent approach to teaching and to enable us to show progression through the years. We are lucky to have some of our lessons taught by specialist teachers from outside agencies. For example; a Ukulele teacher comes in to teach a year group for the year, enabling them to work up to an end of year performance.
Our curriculum aims to mirror those of the National curriculum, in that all pupils:
· perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
· learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
· understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions [formally referred to as musical elements]: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.