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 singers, band members, conductors or performers.
We see music as a fluid and seamless subject that is integrated into every other subject area. We want children to be regularly exposed to music and develop their skills through a range cross curricular opportunities. Children will be given the chance to explore instruments, as well as their voices, whilst developing a passion for playing and performing.
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.
A passion for music is developed through theatre trips, choirs, musical clubs, performances from live musicians and regular opportunities to perform for others. We also explore music through our ‘Creative arts week’ that takes place in the Summer Term.
The music curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities or each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
For example our topics allow us to explore instruments and create our own pieces of music, developing pace, rhythm, texture, timbre. We look at existing pieces of music as inspiration for our own compositions. Our Christmas and Summer concerts provide children with the opportunity to learn and perform songs and develop skills through playing in our ‘band’. We also explore music from other cultures and countries as well as celebrate music from our locality.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in music, develop a love of music 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!