Here at Eureka we view music as a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate pupils. It is a universal language that allows children to express their creativity, build self-confidence, gain a sense of achievement and feel part of a community. We aspire to provide high quality music education for all and to develop a love of music.
Every child at Eureka engages in quality music education from their entry into Adventurers, until the end of KS2 in Investigators. In the Foundation Stage, music is incorporated consistently into daily routines and is used to enhance teaching of the core curriculum in addition to being taught as a stand-alone subject. In KS1 and KS2, pupils participate in weekly music lessons, with Investigators being provided the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele with a specialist teacher. All children participate in weekly singing assemblies and enjoy performing the songs they have learnt during class assemblies and the winter carol service.
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.