Music is at the forefront of our curriculum at Pattishall. We are very proud to have had our efforts recognised by NMPAT, our County Music Provider who have awarded us a Music Mark, demonstrating our commitment to providing a rounded music education for all.
As a school we want to offer every child the opportunity to not only learn about and appreciate all kinds of music, but to create, imitate, improvise and perform their very own musical ideas.
Children in Years 1, 2 and 3 engage with the Government-approved Model Music Curriculum provided by NMPAT: Charanga. This scheme allows the children to engage with and perform as a class, music from many different genres. Children have the opportunity to use simple musical instruments to complete these exciting and engaging tasks.
Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 follow the BBC Ten pieces scheme, which allows them to really appreciate and explore music from all around the globe, culminating in performances in groups of their own pieces of music, based on the style they are studying.
Provision: Children have the opportunity, through NMPAT, to learn to play a whole range of instruments via peripatetic music tuition.
Children have the chance to learn a musical instrument as part of an intensive 10 week scheme, ranging from Ukelele to Trombone.
Children have the opportunity to see professional musicians playing, either through school visits, or at external events.
The school also run a choir which, among other school and local events, travel to the O2 arena to take part in the Young Voices concerts, singing alongside thousands of other school children in a spectacular setting.
Children become familiar with musical terminology and enjoy many opportunities to perform in a variety of settings, from within class, to in a national stadium. Children can write and perform their own music and can develop a full understanding of music from around the world and from different time periods. Children can specialise in an instrument of their choice.