Aims and Expectations
"Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon."
At Okehampton Primary School we aim for our pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding through immersion in a wide range of genres. Lessons are energetic with opportunities to listen, compose and perform. From EYFS, children are encouraged to express thoughts and feelings through music progressing to responding critically to a wide range of global music in upper KS2. Throughout the school, children get regular access to instrumental playing with each year group in KS2 having the opportunity to learn a percussion instrument for a minimum of half a term. There are a number of visiting music tutors providing individual instrumental tuition. We have an active and very popular choir who are regularly asked to perform at local events