At Cranfield Church of England Academy, we aim to provide a high-quality curriculum that develops self-confidence, enriches creativity and celebrates all abilities of musical talent within all cultures and faiths. The intention of the Kapow scheme is first and foremost to help children to feel that they are musical and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers and listeners. The children are introduced to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of traditions and communities.
We intend that children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening to and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to an learn how music can be written down. Though music, our curriculum helps children develop transferable skills such as team-working, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, decision-making and presentation and performance skills. These skills are vital to the children’s development as learners and have a wider application in their general lives outside and beyond school.