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Music

Intent

Music is an important curriculum subject. 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 school, 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. We believe everyone should have the skills and understanding to access music; to express and create, to enrich and, if desired, to follow a music-based career.

Implementation

At Barry Primary we teach music weekly from Nursery to Year 6.  The children are taught to sing, listen, play, perform and evaluate, through the structured music programme; Music Express.  This is supplemented by weekly singing assembles, concerts, performances, musical clubs and teaching by specialist music teachers. We work closely with NMPAT (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust) and the children have the opportunity to learn an instrument in Key Stage 2 (fees apply) including violin, cello, flute, clarinet, cornet, trombone, tenor horn, baritone, guitar and drums.  During key stage two, the children also experience two whole-class instrumental units such as Samba, Recorder, Ukulele or African drumming. 

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