Our intentions in Music:
At MOSPS we believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. We see music as vehicle for pupils to explore their feelings, spirituality and identity and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Our specialist music team delivers a curriculum that ensures pupils have an understanding of the range of music genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. Pupils learn to listen and evaluate, perform, sing and play musical instruments. They explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
MOSPS pupils also develop an understanding of music’s global significance, appreciating its diversity and links to peoples’ traditions and cultures. They learn how music traditions fuse together and celebrate the similarities and differences of our world, how music is used as a protest at social injustice and can promote positive change in our world.
We recognise the subject’s importance in helping our pupils explore their identities. In giving them the opportunity to be courageous in their learning and have the confidence to perform and be creative. To be inspired by the music of others and help give them a sense of their place in our global community.
Children also have the chance to join Rock 2 The Beat, an exciting provision from Hampshire Music Service which allows children to play in their very own rock bands! Children choose the instrument they would like to learn and then the term begins with focused group sessions, which teach the skills needed to play their chosen instrument. Then, sessions move to 'band practices', where children learn a song of their choice alongside other instrumentalists. Finally, the bands put on a rocking show at the end of each term!
This year was our 4th time attending Young Voices! After months of learning the songs chosen by the Young Voices team, 45 of our Year 5 and 6's travelled up to London on Wednesday 18th January to sing alongside almost 9,000 other children. What an absolutely amazing day!