What Music looks like in our school:
- Teachers will follow the Long Term Plan ensuring they cater for all abilities
- Lessons will be fun and engaging, developing pupils’ confidence to experiment musically
- Fundamental skills in singing, playing instruments, listening and creating music will be taught, progressing onto composition and the history of music
- Opportunities will be given for pupils to compose and perform
- Children will have a love and appreciation of music that they are confident to talk about
End of EYFS:
- Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
- They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through, art, music, dance, role play and stories.
End of KS1
- Be able to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
- Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
- Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
- Can experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
End of KS2:
- play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
- listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- use and understand staff and other musical notations
- appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- develop an understanding of the history of music.
This is how it works:
- Teachers follow the Long-term plan which sets out a logical progression from one year to the next
- Lessons are taught on a weekly basis
- Each lesson has a clear learning objective which is reviewed throughout, with mini plenaries
- In KS2 there is the opportunity to learn a tuned instrument for a term with a music specialist
- Teachers use the scheme Charanga to support their teaching
- Opportunities to use percussion and non-percussion instruments are provided regularly
- Opportunities to perform, i.e. in assemblies, to the class, in the Eisteddfod and in school performances
- Opportunities for high quality musical experiences are given, i.e. visits from Music on the Move, visits from musicians, Sing Spring, Young Voices, Eisteddfod, school performances
- Teachers model the skills and behaviour expected
- Children that have a love and appreciation for music
- Children that are confident to have a go and perform
- Children that can talk about different music, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of it
- Good variety of skills developed in singing, playing instruments, listening and composition
- Children make progress in line with the national average, building on their understanding from one year to the next
How do we know?
- Coordinator monitors planning and delivery throughout the school; book scrutinies, Learning Walks, pupil interviews, teacher questioning and observations