Music Curriculum

Music

Intent

To use music as a tool as for communicating thoughts, feelings and experiences. To have fun learning music and using music as a medium for creative expression; achieved through having a clear curriculum that is consistently taught by confident.

For every child to have the confidence to sing & to participate  in music and to be able to play an instrument, because they have good knowledge and understanding of the 7 elements of music by the end of KS2 and can apply them successfully in improvisation and composition.

For every child to leave our school being able to take risks and to participate in music in their next stage of life.

For music to provide experiences that touch pupils and move them. For pupils to have experience and knowledge about music, influences and composers throughout the ages.

For music to become a vehicle to develop self-esteem.

For music to provide spiritual opportunities & awe and wonder moments.

 

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Implementation

  • Use Charanga music scheme to provide a basis for a consistent teaching approach.
  • CPD for all teachers to develop confidence to teach music.
  • Children to inform song choices so they are empowered and learning is purposeful.

Performance opportunities:

  • Peace Proms
  • Rocksteady

Community events:

  • Church services
  • Harvest Court

Clubs:

  • Violin
  • Choir
  • Recorder

 

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Impact

  • F2/ KS1 Assessment tracking grid linked to the key elements of music.
  • Termly reviews: late Aut 1, late Spr 1, late Sum 1
  • Evaluation to inform next steps.
  • KS2: Termly reviews: late Aut 1, late Spring 1, late Sum 1

Subject lead to work with a random group of 8 children in each year group to assess knowledge, skills and  application. Videos of improvisation and of performance to be uploaded as evidence.

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