Why is listening to music so important?
Listening to music is fundamental to musical understanding. By learning to listen critically, pupils will not only expand their musical horizons but also gain a deeper understanding of how music is constructed and the impact it can have on the listener. Listening to a broad range of music also helps develop other areas of musical activity, including composing and performing.
At Springfield, we have followed the guidance of the non-statutory 'Model Music Curriculum' to implement a listening music timetable. Each half-term, each year group will focus on a particular genre of music, learning about the style, instruments, traditions and history behind the music and composers.