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The Norwich Road Way

Music at Norwich Road Academy is visible through every day experiences. Children listen to, appraise and learn songs linked to our core values. This occurs in daily assemblies and in classroom activities. Singing is a terrific way for every child to engage with music, regardless of ability, and gain confidence. In depth appraisal occurs during individual classroom music lessons. Children will be taught advanced musical terminology and skills in order to gain a full understanding of the complexity of music and how many different aspects contribute towards a final piece of art. In the classroom, children are given the opportunity to play instruments from different family groups. In doing so, they are able to understand the different principles of each method of creating notes, as well as how to read music notation, becoming increasingly complex as they mature. They also learn how to compose, focusing on different dimensions of music, which in turn feeds their understanding when listening, playing, or analysing music.

Purpose of Study

Music is a universal language that has the ability to reach every child regardless of background. It is 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 consideration, to all forms of musical performances.