Music

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Music Statement of Intent

At Little Leigh 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.

 

Subject Leader Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview

Subject: Music

Subject Leader: Jaki King

Intent

 

To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.

To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum so that all children know more, remember more and understand more.

Research link/Cultural Capital

Research suggests that arts participation has a greater effect on average for younger learners and, in some cases for disadvantaged pupils and benefits have been found in both primary and secondary schools. Wider benefits include more positive attitudes to learning and increased well-being.  Opportunities will be provided for theatre/musical visits. Visits from musicians.

 

Implementation                        

Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum through Charanga/Sing-Up.

Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.

Once Covid restrictions are eased: Professional musicians with teaching experience to work with Years Two, Three and Four.                                 

Children get access to being taught by real musicians.

Once Covid restrictions are eased: Peripatetic teachers to come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to learn them.
A love of playing an instrument promoted and encouraged in their ability to do so as a form of expression.

 

Once Covid restrictions are eased: 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 and achievements will be displayed in school and a KS1 and KS2 choir will be promoted and participated in (once Covid restrictions are eased).
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.
 

Children will participate in wider musical activities.
Opportunities for improved well-being and confidence will be increased.
 

Children will gain wider audience performance experience.
Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.

Curriculum Content


Below are some examples of Music based Knowledge Organisers and how Music is embedded into the curriculum.

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Trips and Enrichment Visits


Children from KS2 choir have been involved with local history and cultural events.

Year 5 classes took part in a singing experience which involves the local town.

Linked in with our Growth Mindset and Personal Best ethos, children are encouraged to develop their pupil character.

KS2 Choir sing in local residential homes, especially at Christmas time.

Cultural capital is built into the curriculum with trips to music events such as Young Voices, singing at Chester Cathedral and Cheshire Show.

Music workshops from BBC Philharmonic have been arranged for KS1 children.

Children  focus on a famous composer in each year group.

 

Our Wonderful Experiences


Check back over the next term to see our blogs and exciting musical experiences.
 

 

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