At Seer Green CE School, we believe 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 through the school, they will develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Our music curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the Model Music Curriculum. Each week all children take part in a music lesson, with a specialist music teacher, in a fully resourced music room. We have created a curriculum plan, which provides a clear line of progression from EYFS to Year 6, whereby each year we continue to add to the already acquired skills of our pupils. This makes sure that knowledge is built on prior learning and that there is full music coverage across all year groups. All children have the opportunity to learn to play a range of musical instruments, including whole class percussion, ukuleles, keyboards and pbones.
Our music curriculum is further supported by a huge number of musical opportunities, which include school concerts, music assemblies and services, musical productions and external events such as Young Voices, local choir festivals and multi-school events with Bucks Music Trust, all of which provide our children with enriching and exciting experiences to remember. Our ensembles include KS1 choir, KS2 choir, Orchestra, Stringies and Recorder Group. We offer individual instrumental tuition in piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, viola and cello.
At Seer Green CE School we believe that music plays a powerful role in the creative, academic and social development of our pupils. By the time our pupils have completed their primary education, they will have experienced music in its many shapes and forms; pupils will have learned to perform, compose, listen and analyse, and understand its history.