Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
Music Vision Statement
Through playing, singing, creating and performing, children will develop confidence, communication, thinking and creative skills and improve their emotional well-being. From singing and listening to music in assemblies to school productions and external performance opportunities, our music curriculum aims to provide all pupils with a high-quality education which inspires them to develop a life-long love of music. The diversity of our curriculum allows children to develop their awareness and understanding of music from a wide variety of styles, periods and cultures. Children are taught the skills to be able to compose and appraise music using the extensive collection of percussion instruments and keyboards available to them in our Music and Drama Suite. Progression of skills is achieved through the interrelated dimensions of music, with each unit beginning with the foundation of pulse, then rhythm, then pitch, adding new dimensions as they progress. During their time at Highcliffe St. Mark Primary, all children are given access to a term of professionally taught music lessons, learning instruments such as the clarinet and ukulele.