Music

Intent

We understand that music can inspire and motivate children, as well as play an important role in their personal development. Music can also help children develop a greater appreciation of the world we live in, by understanding different cultures and societies through music.

 Implementation

We deliver a broad and balanced music curriculum, in line with national requirements, which enables pupils to: 

  •          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 use their voices. 
  •          Create and compose music on their own and alongside their peers. 
  •          Have the opportunities to learn a musical instrument, use technology properly and 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. 

Assessment

Children are assessed using a variety of methods in order to build a picture of progress over time. Feedback is given in a range of ways which are underpinned by Visible Learning strategies. Children are encouraged to self-regulate by suggesting changes and improvements to their learning. Expectations for children at each stage are taken from the Trust progression document.