Music

Subject Leader: Miss G Woodall

The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School

The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – of Music

 

INTENT

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.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga. Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.
  • Professional musicians with teaching experience to work with Key Stage 2. Children get access to being taught by real musicians.
  • Peripatetic teachers to come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to earn them. A love of playing an instrument promoted and encouraged in their ability to do so as a form of expression.
  • Children will access extra-curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir, singing in the local community and Young Voices. Scope for children’s participation and wider opportunities for performing to greater audiences will be increased and therefore musical benefits greatened.
  • Musical opportunities will be displayed in school and an infant and junior school choir will be promoted and participated in. All children get experience of performing to a wider audience. Children will be aware of opportunities available and possibility of accessing them.

 

IMPACT

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.