Subject Leader: Miss G Woodall
The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School
The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – of Music
At Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to sing in tune and with other people. Through singing songs, children learn about the structure and organisation of music. We teach them to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we expect them to maintain their concentration for longer and to listen to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent feelings and emotions. We teach them the disciplined skills of recognising pulse and pitch. Also, we teach the children how to work with others to compose music and perform for an audience. We work to build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being. Children are also giving the opportunity to extend their musical skills by learning to play instruments too. We aim to promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum so that all children know more, remember more and understand more.
Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year. Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music. Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression. They will gain wider audience performance experience and will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.