Music 

Intent

Through our teaching and the experiences we offer, we aim to teach children the universal language of music and engage and inspire pupils to have a love of music. Within our music curriculum, children will encounter a range of music styles and learn about the history of music as well as noted composers. Our children will use their voices as well as tuned and untuned instruments to compose and perform music.

 

 

Year 2 performance of Humpty Dumpty:  drive.google.com/drive/folders/104eIeQYmPqZ0BeLmry1p0gpvt48D7zi9

Year 3 Drumming performance : https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive

 

 

Implementation

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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 inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

NC-KS1

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

NC- KS2

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory  use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music.

 

We meet National Curriculum expectations for music through our use of Charanga Music Scheme as well as a diverse range of peri-pathetic teaching through Key Stage 2 which is designed to be progressional. Our children have opportunities to experience a range of live music through arranged half termly professional performances in school and organised visits. They also, during daily assembly as well as in their music lessons, listen and appraise recorded music by various composers from throughout history and consider the interrelated dimensions of music in key compositions.

 

Our children sing, play, improvise and compose using their voices as well as tuned and untuned instruments.

They learn to read and record the basics of the universal language of music using non-standard and then standard notation (when they are ready).

 

Our curriculum is further enriched by taking part in musical events and competitions which take place in various prestigious locations in our region such as The Sage and Customs House. Children’s talents and interests in music are fostered and developed by providing further opportunities for personal progression via private or small group instrumental tuition and links with local secondary schools.

 

Music is used as a vehicle for collective worship, reflection and celebrations and is a huge part of daily life in our school. It promotes positive behaviours, confidence, engagement and enjoyment where all children are given the opportunity to succeed in the arts.

 

Please see our Music Curriculum Overview below:

 

 

Supporting scheme: KS1+ 2: Charanga Music Scheme     EYFS: Tiny Tweeties
Year group Coverage
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Nursery TT: Feelings

TT: Autumn

 

TT: Halloween

TT: Christmas

 

TT: Winter

TT: topic related

TT: Spring/

Easter

TT: Feelings

TT: topic related

TT: Summer

TT: topic related

Reception Me

 

Christmas Performance/ rehearsals  My Stories Everyone

 

Our World –

Build on previous learning

Big Bear Funk
EYFS Continuous Provision / whole school events Access to music area through play Christmas performance/ Rehearsals  Access to music area through play Access to music area through play Access to music area through play Access to music area through play
Year 1 Hey You

 

 

Christmas/ Nativity Rhythm in the way we walk In the Groove

 

 

Round and Round Your Imagination

 

Year 2 Hands and Feet Christmas/ Nativity Music Festival rehearsals

(pianist)

Music Festival rehearsals

(pianist)

Friendship Song I wanna play in a band / Zoo Time

 

KS1 Continuous Provision / whole school events Harvest Festival

(Pianist)

 

Traditional hymns/ remembrance preparation

Christmas Performance

 (Pianist)

 

Creative Week

 

Pantomime trip

Music Festival rehearsals

(pianist)

 

Performance by theatre company

Music Festival Performance

(pianist)

 

Classical music performance

Disney/ topic related songs

(pianist)

 

Culture week- Music from country of study

 

Music workshops

Pop/ topic related

(pianist)

 

Live band performance

Year 3 Drumming Tuition Drumming Tuition

 

Christmas Performance

Three Little Birds Glockenspiel 1

 

 

 

The Big Sing

 

 

The Big Sing
Year 4 Mamma Mia Glockenspiel 2

 

Music notation and composition

 

Christmas Performance

Music festival rehearsals Music festival performance Lean on Me Blackbird
Year 5 Living on a Prayer Classroom Jazz 1

 

Christmas Performance

Keyboard

 

Music notation and composition

Keyboard

 

Music notation and composition

The Fresh Prince of Belair Dancing in the Street

 

Year 6 Uke Tuition

 

Music notation and composition

Uke Tuition

 

Christmas Performance

Classroom Jazz 2 You’ve got a Friend You’ve got a Friend Garageband

 

Transition assembly song

KS2 Continuous provision / whole school events Traditional hymns/ remembrance preparation Christmas performance

 

Creative week

 

Pantomime trip

Performance by theatre company

 

Spring Sing for choir

Y 3/4   Class assembly with music element Culture week- Music from country of study

 

Music workshops

Y5/6 Class assembly with music element

 

Live Band performance in school

 

Year 3 The Big Sing (Sage Gateshead)

 

Impact

 

We measure the impact of our music curriculum with various formative methods of assessment including self and peer assessment. Children appraise and suggest constructive developments for their own work and that of their peers. Evidence of children’s work in music can be found as blogs, pieces of work and photos in books as well as electronically as sound and video recordings. The music coordinator monitors the teaching and evidence of music through observations and work and planning scrutinies. We use our Music Passport to revisit and revise prior learning and assess how the children have retained their learning.

 

As well as assessing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children have developed in the subject, we also consider their level of enjoyment and engagement. This enables us to identify the children for whom music is their element. We endeavour to provide guidance and further opportunities to explore their talents and interest in this subject with extracurricular activities, private lessons, community events and competitions or shows in our region .

 

 

 

Music Progression Document

Music Passport