Our Music Learning Journey
Our Vision for Music
Children are surrounded by music which has the effect to calm or energise in equal measure! By giving them the knowledge and skills to understand and use music, we will inspire creativity and self-expression. We encourage our children on their musical journeys by giving them opportunities to connect with others through listening, composing, playing and evaluating. We hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music. It is well-known that singing together relieves stress, brings enjoyment and encourages togetherness – all good for our school family. During their years with us, we aim to build that enthusiasm and confidence to share their musical skill in performance whether in class or to a wider audience.
You can find more about what we do here.
We use ©Focus Education to help children develop a set of skills, knowledge and understanding based on the National Curriculum. Over their time in school, children will have the opportunity of developing their abilities through performing, composing and appraising music. We enjoy using the ©Sing Up materials to support our curriculum. Our long term plan for music is here.
In Early Years (the Reception year), the curriculum is organised along broad themes. You can see what art looks like in Class 1 here.
We use itineraries to help us focus on what we need to teach in KS1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. These also contain key words, curriculum links and opportunities for enrichment activities. We use these to help us see what our children are able to understand, know and do by the end of each two-year focus.