Because of our music Curriculum, our children Grow and Flourish as musicians through-
Wisdom- a widening musical repertoire which enables musicians to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work.
Love- a passion and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities.
Perseverance- ability to practice and persevere with singing and playing music for enjoyment, even when it is challenging.
At The Mease Federation, our Music curriculum aims to help children to feel that they are musical, and to develop a life-long love of music. We focus on developing the skills, knowledge and understanding that children need in order to become confident performers, composers, and listeners. Our curriculum introduces children to music from all around the world and across generations, teaching children to respect and appreciate the music of all traditions and communities.
Children will develop the musical skills of singing, playing tuned and untuned instruments, improvising and composing music, and listening and responding to music. They will develop an understanding of the history and cultural context of the music that they listen to and learn how music can be written down.
Through music our curriculum helps develop transferable skills of:
- Team working
- Creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Presentation and performance skills
We are using the Kapow Primary Music scheme of work which aims align with those in the national curriculum. The scheme will enable all pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum.
We constantly monitor the impact of learning through both formative and summative assessment opportunities. At the end of each unit there is often a performance element where teachers can make a summative assessment of pupils’ learning. Pupils will leave primary school equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in their secondary education and to be able to enjoy and appreciate music throughout their lives.
The expected impact is that the children will:
- Be confident performers, composers and listeners and will be able to express themselves musically at and beyond school.
- Show an appreciation and respect a wide range of musical styles from around the world and will understand how music is influenced by the wider cultural, social and historical contexts in which it is developed.
- Understand the ways in which music can be written down to support performing and composing activities.
- Demonstrate and articulate an enthusiasm for music and be able to identify their own personal musical preferences.
- Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the national curriculum for Music.
We take a holistic approach to music, in which the strands below are woven together to create engaging and enriching learning experiences:
- The history of music
- The inter-related dimensions of music
Each taught unit is designed to capture pupils’ imagination and encourage them to explore music enthusiastically. Over the course of the scheme, children will be taught how to sing fluently and expressively, and play a tuned and untuned instruments accurately and with control. They will learn how to recognise and name the interrelated dimensions of music, use these expressively in their own improvisations and compositions.
The scheme follows a spiral curriculum model where previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon. Children progress in terms of tackling more complex tasks and doing more simple tasks better, as well as develop an understanding and knowledge of the history of music, staff and other musical notations, as well as the interrelated dimensions of music and more.
Music is timetabled once per week and private instrumental lessons are available at cost.
Guitar with Mr Edd Smith at Mary Howard on Tuesday.
Drums with Jack at St Andrews on Monday.
We are musically linked to St Andrews Church by Sarah Ennis who leads school singing each week on Tuesday at St Andrews and Thursday at Mary Howard.