Music Challenge/ support
In music at St. Polycarp's, children are both challenged and supported to ensure that all can access music and become well-rounded musicians. Learning is consciously challenging to stretch musical ability whilst accommodating for various learning styles and levels. This learning may include open ended tasks, special tailor-made instrumental parts and a variety of playing techniques, opportunities for solos, small group (which allow for more support) and class performances and peer teaching and demonstrations. Teachers provide constructive feedback, individualized guidance, and collaborative opportunities, creating a space where each child's unique musical journey is nurtured.
Our SEND pupils are encouraged to achieve full musical potential through this support (in addition to adapted instruments where appropriate) and our gifted and experienced musicians are also stretched.