‘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.’ (DfE 2013 Music Program of study Key stage 1 and 2 NC Reference: DFE-00175-2013)
At CPS we believe that music should always be an enjoyable experience and will include performance, both vocal and instrumental, composing, listening and appraising. These skills, learned at Cranford Primary School and developed during future school experiences, will enrich the lives of our children through to adult life.
We believe that music should be taught both as a discrete subject, and to enrich and inform other curriculum areas by using a cross-curricular topic approach wherever possible. This provides children with knowledge of music from different historical places and cultures. This includes a weekly singing assembly for both KS1 and KS2, year group assemblies, Christmas, Eid, Harvest, Easter and Diwali productions.
We are lucky to have a volunteer play the piano for Nursery and Reception on a weekly basis. We also have specialist teachers teach and support children with their music learning. All children from Year 2 upwards are taught a musical instrument through the Hounslow Music Service specialist teachers. Year 1 also receive music session from a music specialist on a termly basis, this includes body percussion, improvising with instruments and singing.