Westbury Leigh Primary School


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Music

Music is an important part of our culture and being; it has the ability to move us emotionally, physically and creatively.  We believe every child should have a positive experience of music and understand more about its history, cultural legacy and lasting impact on us as individual and in uniting us together.  We want to inspire children to have a deep appreciation and enjoyment of music so that they aspire to their own creative development of music making and evaluations of music in          achieving positive outcomes through listening, responding and performing. 

Our curriculum will: 

  •    inspire children to learn about themselves and their place in the global community 
  •    aspire to be challenging, relevant and meaningful 
  •    achieve the best outcome for every child

INTENT: All children should experience Music through listening, playing, composing and appraising across all year groups and each unit of study. Children should learn and be exposed to a wide range of music from different cultures and be able to appraise this music using technical vocabulary. Children should acquire skills in pitch, rhythm and instrumental playing especially through whole class music and ensemble music. Children should recognise the cultural significance of Music and recognise its impact on society.   We want children to be inspired by music and see it as a soundtrack for their own lives. 

IMPLEMENTATION:  We follow the Music scheme of work supported by ’Charanga’ .The unit will work towards the appraisal of a piece of Music which will be systematically worked on each week. The children will play and finally compose, using the original piece of work as a template. Instruments are recommended to be used in all lessons and will focus on the development of music skills which will sequentially develop over time.  Children have opportunities to learn an instrument and this is actively encouraged through some free to access opportunities across the school.  

IMPACT: Children will be able to make links between learning in previous years, recognising the increasing complexity of music composition. They will be able to make links between topics and recognise elements of music developing their ability to recognise, appraise ad use these effectively. They will be able to perform a final piece within each unit and sometimes record and share this more widely.  They will be able to articulate opinions using their specific musical vocabulary and use note names as they progress through the programme of study. They will be reflective on what has been successful and how they need to apply their skills to ensure they are constantly developing and refining their skills and knowledge for next steps.  

 

RRS Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.