Music

Intent

At Moggerhanger Primary School we aim to:

  • Provide a range of musical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, which encourage children to build interest and enjoyment, knowledge, understanding and confidence, as well as allowing them to achieve to the maximum of their potential in the subject
  • Give every child the opportunity to experience success and satisfaction through a variety of musical activities
  • Develop a child’s understanding and appreciation of music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles, cultures and musical traditions
  • Develop social skills through co-operation with others in the shared experience of music making and give children the opportunity to compose music and express their thoughts and feelings through music
  • Provide performance opportunities and encourage high standards in performance, giving children the opportunity to perform music both vocally and with instruments
  • Develop a child’s understanding of how music is created, produced and communicated
  • Develop a child’s understanding of how pitch, duration, tempo, timbre, texture and structure can be used to create music.

Through music we also aim to:

  • Develop listening skills
  • Develop communication skills, self-discipline and self-evaluation
  • Develop imagination, creativity and inventiveness
  • Promote awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues
  • Develop independent learning and collaborative skills

Implementation:

We have chosen to implement our Music curriculum through the adoption of schemes of work created by Music Express. The essence of Music Express is to create a topic-based, cross-curricular approach to support children’s learning in music and across other subjects through music. A steady progression plan has been built into Music Express, both within each year and from one year to the next, ensuring consistent musical development.

By using Music Express as the basis of a scheme of work, schools can ensure that they are fulfilling the aims for musical learning stated in the English National Curriculum. We have carefully sequenced each unit of work into our 2-year rolling programme, ensuring cross-curricular links are possible and pupils continue to experience a knowledge and skills rich curriculum.

Impact:

  • Measured through termly teacher assessment against the National Curriculum
  • End of unit summative tasks, projects and quizzes.
  • Use of whole school and class performance pieces.
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