At Holy Trinity, we believe in promoting a love of, and appreciation for, music in all its forms. We do this by following a curriculum that emphasises performance and enjoyment, as well as the technical aspects of the subject.
Pupils begin in Early Years and KS1 by singing and performing a variety of songs/nursery rhymes, looking at maintaining and continuing the beat through their own voices and actions. This moves on to introducing technical language linked to their performances such as pitch and tempo and how these can affect how a song is performed.
We examine different ways of representing musical notation, working towards pupils composing their own pieces of music and being more confident to be able to read music notation. We look at a range of music genres from around the world, focussing on composers old and new.
We offer pupils the chance to learn a musical instrument with weekly lessons in Years 4 and 5 and subsequent recitals that parents are welcome to attend. Pupils use technology, such as the application GarageBand, to compose pieces of music themselves, layering instruments and editing their work to improve it.