Music Curriculum Intent
At Southfield Park, the Music curriculum is designed to engage and inspire children so that they are creative, develop a love of music and develop their own skills and talents as musicians.
It is important that children have the opportunity to critically listen to a range of music from different composers, periods and cultures, and as they move through the school, they will focus on different composers and genres. Improvisation, composition and performance skills and opportunities are woven through the curriculum in every year group. The interrelated musical dimensions, and associated vocabulary, of pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure are explicitly taught and progressively developed across the school so that children have a secure structure on which to build their creative skills.
All children have the opportunity to learn how to play several tuned and percussive instruments during their time with us: the recorder, glockenspiel, djembe drums, and ukulele. Peripatetic lessons are offered in piano and guitar. All children are given tailored opportunities to sing or play either in solo, small group or class performances. We value and support all performances so that all children can be successful, as well as promoting the gifted and talented children (for example, in the annual Shine Show).
We have a strong heritage of singing and children’s vocal skills are developed and celebrated, with many opportunities to take part in singing events such as the annual Carol Concert, Glee Club, the Epsom and Ewell Music Festival and Voice in a Million.
In the document below you can read about the music curriculum in each year group.