Music is a unique form of communication that can help build community, encourage creativity and instil a sense of achievement. It can transcend cultures, ages and abilities and can stimulate responses on both emotional and intellectual levels. At Heath, everyone is given the opportunity to access a high quality, clearly sequenced and coherently planned music curriculum. Children are encouraged to critically engage with music and composers; listening and being able to appreciate and discriminate to a range of musical genres, styles and traditions. Children learn to compose using the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate notations. All children are encouraged to play tuned and untuned instruments during lessons and we have a range of peripatetic staff who offer instrumental lessons. In Year 2 and Year 4 children are given the opportunity to learn the recorder and guitar; developing instrumental proficiency. They are also given the opportunity to perform in Christmas plays in Reception, Year 1 and 2 and in musical dramatic productions in Key Stage 2. Singing is also a key part of life at Heath with weekly singing assemblies and a successful school choir who perform for the local community. It is our vision that children at Heath leave as children who are able to enjoy music, as listeners, creators and performers.
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