At Quinton Primary School, the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Our objective at Quinton Primary School is to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.
We use Charanga to support our teaching of Music. This is an online scheme with lots of visual aids and interactive resources to support your children's learning through a progression of skills which is linked to the National Curriculum.
At our school, we are lucky enough to have a music specialist who comes in every Monday and Tuesday morning to teach private lessons in guitar and piano. During Tuesday afternoons, he teaches whole classes on a rota basis through the year. The children learn how to read music and how to play instruments as a group.