At The Oaks we strive to enable all children to learn to sing, play an instrument and create music together. They should have the opportunity to progress their musical interests and talents.
This means all our children should be able to:
experience a broad musical culture in school, accessing high quality curricular and co-curricular music.
access the expertise, instruments, technology and facilities they need to learn, create and share their music.
engage with a range of enrichment opportunities to play and sing, to perform, create and experience live music, and have their music heard.
Have opportunities to progress their musical interest and talents, and routes into secondary music education.
are supported by skilled and dynamic teachers.
We also expect our music education to be fully inclusive, so that our music educators:
Commit to achieving greater access and more opportunity in music education, identifying and removing barriers, including for children in low-income families and children identified with SEND.
Take positive action in ensuring that there is increased access, opportunity and participation and progression.
enabling class teachers to be able to confidently use music as a learning tool in their classrooms.
Key features of our music vision include:
Timetabled curriculum music of at least one hour per week of the school year for Early years, KS1 and KS2.
Access to lessons across a range of instruments and voice
A school choir or vocal ensemble
Space for rehearsals and individual practice.
A termly school performance.
Opportunity to enjoy a live performance at least once a year.
Outcomes include that all children should aim to be able to:
Strive to sing articulately with accurate pitch, in unison or harmony with an attention to an understanding of phrase and dynamics.
Strive to be capable of playing a simple melody on an instrument in an ensemble and to learn it from musical notation. To reflect about their own and others’ performances
Strive to be independent thinkers when creating short phrases of new melodic music
Strive to demonstrate knowledge of music from a range of musical traditions and learn how resilience has influenced musical cultures.
To believe in themselves in both their creating and performing.
Increasingly enjoy both their music lessons and taking part in the wider musical life of the school