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Aims and Objectives

Through our teaching of music we aim to ensure that 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: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.


Taken from the National Curriculum for Geography, September 2014



Music topics are developed in planning meetings within each year group and planned in accordance with the Cornerstones curriculum document. Where appropriate, cross-curricular links are made with other subject areas to make learning more meaningful. Pupils are provided with the opportunties to compose, create and perform throughout their learning. 

Teacher assessments are recorded annually and given to parents in the end of year reports. All pupils are entitled to access the music curriculum at a level appropriate to their needs arising from race, gender, ability or disability. 


Topics Covered 

Throughout the year, many topics covered within year groups have a Music focus. These are:


· Beat, Band, Boogie (Y2)

· Playlist (Y4)

· Alchemy Island (Y5)

· Hola Mexico (Y6)


Other topics covered will also meet Music objectives within their cross-curricular links.



Bournemouth Park Academy participate in a range of musical events, including: 


· Infant Music Festival (Freight House)

· Junior Music Festival (The Cliffs Pavilion)

· Young Voices (The O2)