Music

Our Rolling Program for Music is tailored to mixed-age classes and our knowledge and skills progression document shows how we teach the knowledge and skills for this subject. 

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.