Cawthorne Church Of England (VC) Primary School

Music At Cawthorne

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

Music teaching at Cawthorne follows the specifications of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and ensuring the progressive development of musical concepts, knowledge and skills.

At Cawthorne, we believe that music plays an integral role in helping children to feel part of a community, therefore we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music both in class and to an audience. Through assemblies and performances, children showcase their talent and their understanding of performing with awareness of others. Lessons enable children to develop their skills, appreciate a wide variety of music and begin to appraise a range of musical genres.

The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Enjoy and have an appreciation for music
  • Listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres,
    cultures, styles and traditions
  • Can sing and use their voices to create different effects
  • Create and compose music, both on their own and with others
  • Use a range of musical language
  • Make judgements and express personal preferences about the quality and style of
  • Take part in performances with an awareness of audience

All children listen and respond to a wide range of music. They play instruments and sing a variety of songs. They learn how to create and record sounds. Children have the opportunity to play musical instruments: lessons are provided by Barnsley’s Performing Arts Development Services.  There is a charge for these lessons and tuition.