Intent – what do we expect our children to learn?
Our Music provision at North Scarle aims to give children the knowledge and understanding of composition, techniques, performances and musical vocabulary. We hope that the children will become passionate about music and engage in their learning. We would like every child to have the opportunity to have learnt a musical instrument by Year 6 and go on to further study.
understanding that music is created to be performed
appreciating that music is created through a process which has several techniques
understanding that compositions need to be understood by others and that there are techniques and a language for communicating them
- Describe music
appreciating the features and effectiveness of musical element
Implementation – how do we expect them to learn?
Music at North Scarle is an exciting journey. The children have access to musical instruments during child-initiated learning right from the start in EYFS. We have a weekly music lesson taught by music specialists (Junior Jam), who provide opportunities for children to play different instruments and learn about music from different cultures. Children revisit this learning through pop quizzes to ensure knowledge can be retrieved over time. We hold Christmas concerts and shows to allow children to showcase any interests in music and really embrace talents that they have, this also allows for children who aren’t as confident to take part in smaller parts and often end up taking bigger roles as they move through the school. Children who have music lessons outside of school are encouraged to bring their talents into school assemblies and other lessons.
Our music curriculum is high-quality, well-thought-out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
- Pupil discussions about learning/questionnaires
- Looking at evidence gathered by teachers and observations