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Music

"In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow." 

Intent 

Our intent for Music comes from the National Curriculum purpose and aims. Our Music curriculum ensures that children:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
Implementation 

Music planning for Reception, KS1 and KS2 is based-upon by the Charanga scheme of work which is a complete scheme of  work.

The Musical School Scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school, from ages 5–11. It is ideal for specialist and non-specialist teachers and provides lesson plans, assessment, clear progression, and engaging and exciting whiteboard resources for every lesson. The Scheme supports all the requirements of the national curriculum and is absolutely in line with published Ofsted guidance.

Music is allocated 30 minutes per week. It is allocated 18 hours per year of classroom learning time. In addition a weekly ‘Singing Through Worship’ assembly promotes expression through singing, adding an additional 9 hours per year. 

Impact

We assess the impact of our curriculum intent and implementation by:

  • Pupil voice
  • Aged guidance with the expected musical learning against which to assess
  • Self, peer or teacher formative assessment against success criteria in each lesson
  • Performance at school events