At Alderman Bolton Primary School, we build on the musical horizons of each child and we strongly believe that children should be given the opportunity to share their musical skills at different events both in and outside school. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further. Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through performances and events with other schools (for example performances with the High school and assemblies in school). This year, we will be attending the PAN performance at the Parr Hall again with the theme, ’Same but Different’.
We ensure that our music curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music as well as increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. It is our aim that all pupils perform, listen to and review music across historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. All children will have the chance to learn to sing and use their voices to create and compose music. Children will also have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments throughout their time at our school. Lessons at Alderman Bolton incorporate the three strands, listening and responding, performing and composing, throughout these strands the children will also explore the musical elements: pulse, duration, tempo, pitch, dynamics, structure, timbre, texture and style.
This year we are working towards achieving our ArtsMark award.