At Bishop Martin, we believe music is vital as it enables children to gain a broad, well balance education and allows children to develop their imagination and creativity.
We deliver a high-quality music education that engages pupils and inspires them to develop their love of music and talents as musicians. Music enriches the lives of individuals and groups and, consequently, we believe this will increase self-confidence and give the pupils a sense of achievement.
Bishop Martin’s music curriculum reflects our diverse society through the pieces we select and share with the children in music lessons, during our collective worships and music played around school. Musicians and music from a range or backgrounds, cultures and heritages are carefully selected to inspire our children. We focus on nine key musical concepts of: pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre, structure, texture and notation.
Music classes are taught weekly and on a termly rota by expert teachers, including a music specialist from ‘Resonate’, Liverpool’s Music Hub who delivers brass tuition in Key Stage 2. This operates as a gateway for Liverpool’s young musicians, impacting their lives, enhancing our city, and encapsulating all the aims of our Inspire Curriculum.
In Key Stage 1, our pupils are taking part in Liverpool Cathedral Schools Singing Programme. This programme is led by the Choral Outreach Lead and teaches children the Key Stage 1 curriculum developing complex musical ideas and language through singing. The focus for the sessions also builds towards pupils leading their own Evensong Worship.
Our Christian values are an important part of our learning, including music with values such as perseverance, compassion and courage supporting children to reach their potential.
We are excited to announce that this year we will be continuing our genre or composer of the week. The music will play throughout the school as pupils come into school and throughout the corridors. This half term we have begun with the genre of Musical Theatre and this week we are listening to the beautiful works of Lili Boulanger.
It has also been a delight to hear some talented pianists playing during breakfast club this half term too. A lovely way to start the morning, for those playing and for those of us listening.
Check out our new music gallery at the top of this page. Please add any photos of you playing an instrument, listening to a piece of music, plus any comments on to your Seesaw page.