Music in Key Stage 1
Music is learning about understanding how it is created, produced and communicated using the basic elements. I am given the opportunity to use my voice expressively, play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically inspiring me to perform to others. Using the elements of music, I am able to experiment and explore with sounds of my choice. I am also encouraged to listen to and appreciate live and recorded music including that of great composers. This helps me to express myself creatively and develop a love of music.
Music in Key Stage 2
Music is learning about understanding how it is created, produced and communicated based on the inter-related dimensions. I am given the opportunity to use my voice expressively, play tuned and un-tuned instruments solo and as part of small ensembles. Using the foundations of music, I am able to improvise and compose for a range of audiences. As a recorder player, I am able to use and understand staff and other musical notations. I am also encouraged to listen to and appreciate live and recorded music including the works of great composers and study the history of music. This helps me to express myself creatively and develop a deeper understanding and love of music.
Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
Below is a link to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Music. This document outlines, for Music at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).
Breadth of Study Map
Below is a link to our Breadth of Study Map for Music.
The curriculum map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a one year cycle.
Curriculum Milestones and Assesssments
Below are the links to our Curriculum Milestones for each year group. These documents outline what we expect our children to achieve in Music at the end of each year.
Each area of the Curriculum Milestones links to the Music curriculum which develops the singing, playing of instruments, improvising and exploring, composing, listening and appraising knowledge of the children.
These areas of the curriculum repeat, adding to the skills and knowledge of the children, every year as the children progress through the curriculum.
Children achieve at a ‘Basic Level’, the Expected Level’, or a ‘Deep Level’. Curriculum Milestones are used as our assessment and tracking tool in Music.
Key Skills Progression Plan
As part of our ongoing curriculum development work, our subject leaders are preparing detailed skills development documents for every subject. This term (Autumn 2021), as part of our school development work, the subject leaders are developing and trialling these skills progression documents for the subjects and topics being delivered this term. These will be published soon.
Our curriculum begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As part of the process of developing the skills progression documents, we have met as a staff team and carefully considered the prerequisite skills required for our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children to be ready to access the National Curriculum at the beginning of Year 1. These prerequisite skills can be found by clicking on the link below.
Curriculum in Action
MUSIC STOMP – Friday 2nd July 2021
In July 2021 our Upper Key Stage 2 children worked in their year groups (4/5/6) to compose and produce their very own STOMP performance. We watched a video of the original STOMP group then composed our own rhythms, rehearsed in small groups then performed our own pieces. We used broom handles and brushes for this.
This was a fantastic experience and the children all had a great time.
Musical Theatre Workshop – Thursday 18th November 2021
In November 2021 we were fortunate to have Nadia Strahan from Primary Workshops for Schools, an organisation that offers interactive workshops suitable for Primary Schools, in for the day to work with each class on musical theatre. Each class worked on a different theme: The Wizard of Oz – EYFS, Lion King – Red Class, Matilda – Blue Class, Aladdin – Purple Class and Mama Mia – Silver Class. It was an action packed day, fully interactive and full of fun.
A great experience was had by all!