Children at Holmwood School learn about music through the interrelated dimensions of music, listening, composing and performing. At Holmwood School and Nursery, we have chosen to follow the Kapow music scheme. First and foremost, it allows children to feel that they are musical, and develop a lifelong love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and through different generations teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.
Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untunes instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down. Through music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team working, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, decision making and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to children's development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond the school.
Kapow’s Primary Music scheme of work enables pupils to meet their end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum and the aims of the scheme align with those in the national curriculum.
At Holmwood school, we firmly believe in offering children a range of experiences and opportunities beyond those laid out in the national curriculum. Therefore, we offer Rock Steady Music School to our children from Foundation to Year 2. In addition to this, Year 2 children have the opportunity to learn the violin through the Milton Keynes Music Service. We also hold a weekly singing assembly to learn seasonal songs and further ehance the children's love of music.