At Dogsthorpe Academy, our music curriculum aims to provide all pupils with a high quality music education, which engages and inspires children to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement. Children participate in a wide range of activities to develop their talents in all aspects of music including rhythm work, instrumental skills, composition, singing and appreciation.
We believe that opportunities for children to play in small groups or ensemble also helps to foster essential life skills such as co-operation, mutual support, self-discipline and commitment.
Music plays an important role in helping children to feel part of a community. We organise and collaborate in projects to enable children to share their musical skills at different events both inside and outside of school.
We are proud to be members of Peterborough Music Hub, an organisation funded and supported by the Department for Education. Peterborough Music Hub works with schools, arts, community and voluntary organisations to deliver music education provision for Peterborough. This year, we are proud to welcome Mrs Smith from Peterborough Music Hub, teaching the children in Year 4 Samba drumming!
During our INSET day with Music Consultant Sue Nicholls, our teachers and teaching assistants loved the activities, especially the chair drumming!
We are also fostering a sense of Music through History looking at famous composers and musicians from around the World - a new one each week - check out the section called Music of the Week!