Mrs Pomeroy-Lynch – Music Lead
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything… Without music, life would be an error. – Plato
Music plays a vital role in our broad and balanced curriculum at Liskeard Hillfort. Our music curriculum engages and inspires children to develop a lifelong love of music. We strive for them to experience and share the sheer joy of music making.
Children gain a firm understanding of music through listening, appraising, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions and musical genres. Children participate in a wide range of activities designed to develop their musical skills and knowledge, as well as fostering essential life skills such as collaboration, self-discipline and commitment.
Our music scheme of work ‘Charanga’s Musical School’ complements the curriculum aims and scaffolds learning opportunities throughout the Key Stages. A broad repertoire of music (including varied genres and styles) allows children to develop their understanding and appreciation of music, as well as opportunities to create their own musical ideas. In Year 3, children receive weekly Whole Class Instrumental Teaching (WCIT) in violins with a peripatetic music teacher from the Cornwall Music Service Trust.
We recognise it is important that children gain an awareness of audience, which develops their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Therefore, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, at events both inside and outside of the classroom, and in the wider community.
This academic year we have some exciting new musical collaborations beginning – offering our children a wider range of musical opportunities, including Rocksteady Music School and steel pans tuition delivered by Kernow Samba!