Welcome to Music at Tillington Manor Primary School. Our music curriculum is led by Mrs Redfern who ensures the curriculum is tailored to our children’s needs.
The intent of our music curriculum is to enthuse and inspire children to have a love for music by offering a wide range of opportunities. These opportunities range from having weekly practical music lessons taught by both a class teacher and music specialists, to having a range of extracurricular opportunities outside of the classroom. We offer a KS1 and a KS2 choir, woodwind lessons and every year we love to take part in the performance of the Young Voices school choir concert held in Birmingham. We are looking forward to a string orchestra starting up soon too!
Pupils at Tillington Manor participate in weekly music lessons that we ensure are a practical hands on experience for all. Children build on and enhance their musical skills through our main progressive strands; improvising and composing, performing and appreciation ad evaluation. In EYFS and KS1 these strands are at the core of the teaching delivered by class teachers through a music scheme called ‘Music Express Online’. In KS2, children are taught by a specialist music teacher called Mrs Wilson. These skills are enhanced further as the children progress into KS2 and other skills are introduced such as notation and aural awareness. Along children’s musical learning journey at Tillington Manor, children love to listen to, review, perform and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
Our aim is for children to have a love for learning in music lessons and a drive to enhance their musical talent wherever their starting point may be. We aim for children to compose and perform with confidence and enthusiasm and it’s our ambition to ensure children develop their key skills through music lessons allowing them to take further across the curriculum and in their futures.