Resources in use at St Augustine's
As a school we use the Charanga Music Scheme that supports us to teach music through songs and instrument courses that link to themes within the curriculum. We also work with The Bi-Borough Music Hub. We are also taking part in Prom Praise for Schools 2019, a celebration of music & worship. The school choir will be performing 'The Exodus' at the Royal Albert Hall this academic year.
Purpose of studying music
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education will 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 will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all 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.