- Children gain pleasure from a variety of genres of music.
- Children develop an understanding of musical notation in order to perform compositions.
- Children develop a deeper understanding of how music was/is created.
- Children can express themselves creatively and experience a real sense of achievement in performance.
The National Curriculum for music is taught to all year groups through a 3-strand approach:
- Listening and Appraising
Children listen to and explore music produced by others and themselves.
They express their ideas and feelings about music and consider its intended effects.
- Playing and Performing
Children learn to use their voice expressively and move onto singing in a range of styles and forms. They play a range of tuned and un-tuned instruments and take part in performances for a wide range of audiences.
- Creating and Composing
Children create a variety of music through improvisation and composition, they use their voices and instruments.
- The progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary framework is used for every year groups to ensure coverage it met, the sequence builds on skills and progression is clear.
- Trio Time is used to retrieve and reinforce previously taught knowledge in order to consolidate prior learning, this is discussed verbally at the start of music lessons.
- Charanga (our primary music resource) is used to support the delivery of music teaching across school.
- Teachers assess and adapt learning for all groups of learners, specifically providing support and challenge for SEND and PP children.
- Vocabulary is shared, discussed and revisited in lessons and as children progress through school.
- Pupils will confidently and knowledgably articulate their learning in music.
- Children will be exposed to a wide range of musical genres.
- Children will discuss and compare musical pieces and performances.
- Children will develop their confidence when composing, playing and performing.