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Music at Endeavour Primary School

At Endeavour Primary School, we provide a high-quality Music education which enables children to develop a love of music whilst increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. Our intent is to provide a high quality music experience that engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and nurtures their talent as musicians.

Through our scheme of learning (Charanga Musical School) and Projects covered across our integrated curriculum, pupils have the opportunity to perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, through the interrelated dimensions of Music. They learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music with a variety of instruments, both as a solo piece, or as an ensemble.

In KS1, the children enjoy singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. They have the opportunity to play both tuned and percussion instruments, which they use to create, select and combine sounds. Children also listen and move to a wide range of music.

Children in KS2 build on the skills acquired in KS1 so that, by the end of year 6, they sing and play with increasing control and self-confidence. Pupils deepen their understanding of music in the world and the significance of music through history, drawing links between known and unknown compositions. Children are encouraged to explore their own musical preferences and discuss these with confidence.

From Year 3 onwards, children are offered peripatetic Music tuition to further their musical understanding and to generate a greater enthusiasm for composition and performance, whilst reinforcing their passion for the subject.

All children across Endeavour take part in weekly classroom singing, which contribute to our many festivals and events over the course of the year. Our Christmas and end of year performances provide the children with an opportunity to deliver their compositions to parents, governors and the wider community.