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Music at Westgate


At Westgate Primary School, we intend to engage and inspire children to develop a love of music. It is our aim for all children to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement by exploring the different genres and styles of music. Throughout our Music Curriculum, the children will be exposed to the rich and varied styles of music available, developing a critical ear. Our children will perform, listen to, compose, review and evaluate a range of music from a broad range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.


We are committed to motivating children to want to learn more about how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure. Our aim is to create an environment where children are comfortable to explore their own musical style through improvisation and composition, investigating ways to record written music through signs, symbols and notation. Embedding musical vocabulary will enable children to talk about music with more confidence and accuracy and allow them to successfully adapt and improve their work according to different purposes and audiences.