Music

Intent

At Grange Park Primary School, our intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening & appraising, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We aim to develop a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the importance of all types of music in everyday life: an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life will be developed over time. We are committed to ensuring children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community, and are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in everyday life.

 

Implementation

Our Music curriculum ensures pupils listen & appraise, sing, play, perform, compose and evaluate music. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances and the learning of instruments.

 

Through close work with our local Music Hub, we have invested in a progressive scheme, which is closely linked to the National Curriculum’s Programme of Study. The Charanga Music Scheme provides clear progression of skills and knowledge, as well as

 

Key drivers within Music units are:

  • Teaching of subject specific vocabulary
  • Ensuring that our children understand the importance of music is every aspect of life and have opportunities to access a wide variety of music and musical opportunities.
  • Revisit to aid long term memory

 

Impact

The learning challenges used, to plan and teach Music, ensure that children are accessing work at age related expectations, with regular opportunities to be challenged through higher-level objectives. Children are assessed according to age related expectations in line with National Curriculum requirements for KS2. This is done in line with the school assessment procedures. This information is recorded and monitored by the subject manager through:

  • Pupil voice
  • Scrutiny of pupil’s work
  • Teacher/parent voice
  • Revisit at the end of the year to aid long term memory/retention