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At Farnborough Road Infant School we are talented musicians! We want all our children to love music. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, singers, conductors, composers, performers and rock stars!

We want children to develop a passion for singing, listening, composing and playing and develop their musical capital. We want Music to have a positive impact on their Mental Health and Wellbeing and an appreciation of our vibrant local Music history. 

 

Curriculum Intent

Our music curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. 

The FRIS music curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable music lessons that will develop their music capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.

At FRIS we want to provide our children with a rich musical diet celebrating the diversity of our world. With well planned lessons, excellent resources and opportunities to perform on a stage in front of a live audience and attend our recorder, ukulele and  Little Voices singing club, we nurture their musical talents.

We want to extend their music capital and encourage their enjoyment and appreciation for our local music heritage and world renowned venues. In year 2 our children experience the wonder of a live music performance delivered by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool, which literally makes your body tingle and your hair stand on end! 

 

Curriculum Implementation

The music curriculum  has  carefully planned  learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge. 

Our weekly lessons provide our children with the music skills for singing, playing, creating and exploring, composing, listening and appraising to a high standard. The culmination of the these skills are showcased in our annual Christmas and Summer concerts performed for parents and in our local community. As part of our school ethos, music is used as a vehicle to support local and national charities such as Queenscourt Hospice, St. John's Christmas Tree Festival - Pets as Therapy, Singing at Dobbies for the Teenage Cancer Trust and at Birkdale Park Nursing Home. We are pleased to be involved with 'Hands' - a charity for the deaf who use pop music to deliver an innovative and energetic ten week programme to schools in Merseyside. This gives our children access to BSL, breaking down the communication barriers that exist within society between hearing and deaf people and is an opportunity to enjoy music whilst learning another language. 

The annual Arts Week is the highlight of the school calendar where music plays an integral part. We have invited local music professionals and Birkdale High School Band and DJs to enrich the music skills and cultural capital of our children as well as providing valuable CPD for staff.  Farnborough Road Infant School children certainly has got talent! 

 

                                                           Curriculum Impact

We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in music, develop a love for music, benefit from increased confidence and mental wellbeing, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths. 

“If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something is fundamental is actually being taken from them.” - Pavarotti.

 

At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are talented musicians!

 

Autumn Term Little Voices Club

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