We aim for all children at Broadmayne First School to develop a solid foundation of musicianship. They gain a deep multisensory understanding of the elements of music. This gives them a greater understanding of the music that they create and listen to. We encourage the children to be able to use music to support their mental health and to know the deep joy that music brings.
Children acquire and develop musical skills in a variety of ways, including using the multisensory techniques from Kodaly and Dalcroze.
Our first and most important instrument is our voice!
We also have opportunities to learn to play different musical instruments. Every class has access to our well-stocked percussion trolly. Whole class sets of glockenspiels, boomwhackers and recorders are currently used in our different classes. The Dorset Music Service offer whole class instrumental lessons to our Year 4 class each year.
The children also have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments with our peripatetic teachers individually or in small groups.
We use the music scheme Charanga to enhance our music teaching, specialist input from our DASP Music Specialist and weekly whole school music assembly with our own music coordinator.
We extend and develop pupils’ cultural capital through awareness and understanding of traditions and music styles from a variety of cultures, times and places.
We use music to enhance other curriculum areas and we believe that it is beneficial for exercising the mind and body.