Intent for Music
We want our pupils to enjoy music, develop a love of music for the rest of their lives and we endeavour to develop their talents for music making. Through music we develop a sense of wonder, creativity and increase self confidence and it brings our school community together. Within our classes we may be nurturing the next conductor of the Halle Orchestra or Elphaba in Wicked. We really do want our pupils to Reach for the Stars!
Implementation for Music
Music is delivered to all classes on a weekly basis. Skills are developed in line with the national curriculum for Music.
Our curriculum allows opportunity 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 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 interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
Opportunities to learn an instrument are throughout the school. Lancashire Music Service provide a variety of opportunities to learn an instrument either one to one or in a small group before school. Glockenspiels are used in each year group. Children are also learning notation as they progress through the school.
Our taught music curriculum is enriched by our whole school ethos towards singing, we took part in Young Voices 2020 and will be participating each year from now on. Singing happens in all of our music lessons as well as weekly singing practices as one community. Our voices are then used to help create links with the wider community and beyond.
Opportunities for live music in school are essential to raise aspirations, and we have performances by each year group at the end of each unit. We also firmly believe in the feeling of self achievement which comes from overcoming fears when taking part in performances. We have three main productions each year including a Nativity, Talent Show and a summer musical production. Additional opportunities also rise as lunch time school clubs for children who opt to take part, these include KS2 Choir and Ukulele clubs.
We work closely with Lancashire Music Service who are our providers for individual and group tuition.
Our music lessons are taken from the Charanga scheme which is the Lancashire Music Hub recommendation.
Impact for Music
We want our pupils to leave us with a love of music which they continue throughout their lives. Some may continue to learn an instrument and end up as professional musicians. All will have a sense of community, social development and achievement by working on projects together. Children should show greater control, an awareness of musical structure, appreciate music from a range of times, cultures and traditions. Our children enjoy music making in whatever form this takes.