Music - Mr Goucher and Mrs Edson

Music at OPJS

Music is a powerful form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.

Music is, and always has been, an important part of the curriculum. It is a subject in its own right but is closely linked to all other core and foundation subjects. Research has proven that there is in children an inherent ability to respond to and participate in music. We see this first in a baby’s smile when listening to a parent’s song. It is through listening to speech patterns of musical nature that children first imitate and develop language. Nursery rhymes, action songs, songs about counting, fun songs and nonsense songs all provide a natural medium through which we first begin to teach our children.

The school has a good range of percussion instruments, which the pupils learn to play to accompany songs and to make up their own pieces. They are encouraged to listen attentively and use musical vocabulary to talk about the music they listen to, compose and perform. 

Oldfield Park Junior School intent is to make music enjoyabke for all pupils. They sing, play instruments, listen to music and have opportunities to make their own compositions. How we implement the approaches to do this and the impact it has is highlighted in the policy below:

OPJS Music Policy 2020-21

Subject Documents Date  
Music Curriculum 2015/16 18 Dec 2019 Download
Music Schemes of Work 18 Dec 2019 Download
Oldfield Park Junior SMEP Self Assessment Sept 2014 18 Dec 2019 Download
SMSC within Music a tOldfield Park Junior School 18 Dec 2019 Download

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