We are Musicians!
At Holly Mount we are musicians! We want our children to love music. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be composers, song writers, pop stars or DJs. The music curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their music capital. We want our children to remember their music lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the musical opportunities they are presented with.
The Holly Mount Curriculum is cross-curricular and our musical adventures are linked to our RESPECT Missions. We will sing like rock stars, compose soundscapes and submerse ourselves in musical history.
Our music curriculum promotes curiosity and a love and thirst for learning. It is ambitious and empowers our children to become independent and resilient – like all curriculum areas. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the music National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We firmly believe that it is not just about what happens in the classroom, it is about the added value we offer to really inspire our children.
Music subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared. These characteristics underpin all work in music and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and children. These characteristics are: