The Curriculum at Wold Newton Primary School. The Intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum- Music
At Wold Newton we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum ensuring all pupils have access to the topics covered. We want children to enjoy and love learning about music developing a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. We believe music should be embedded in the curriculum by teaching this through as many other subject areas as possible. We intend to develop this not just through classroom experiences but also through applying their skills and knowledge in a variety of situations and to different audiences.
In ensuring high standards of teaching we aim to develop pupils who aspire to learn and develop. Music is taught through a two year cycle as detailed in our school long term planning. We develop key musical knowledge and skills building upon these each year as detailed in our curriculum progression sheets. We encourage high standards throughout the music curriculum and use the expertise of accomplished musicians to inspire excellence. We believe reading and an understanding of musical vocabulary are key skills to learning and development in this and all areas. Our curriculum engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. In addition, in line with the national curriculum, we ensure all pupils;
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate a variety of music.
- Learn to sing and use their voices.
- Create and compose music.
- Have an opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
- Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
- Develop their understanding of musical vocabulary and notation.
Children will know more, understand more and remember more about music. They will reach age appropriate expectations and retain musical knowledge, build on their skills and apply these in a variety of situations. Children will demonstrate an ever-increasing quality in their understanding of musical terminology, creativity and performance. We will know this from questioning them on the knowledge and skills they have developed; work scrutiny and the application of these in their creation of new music and performances.