Music at St Anne’s C of E (A) Primary School
(What does Music look like at St Anne’s School?)
Music is fully inclusive to every child. Music provides all the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.
Our intentions are to:
Fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music, provide a broad and balanced curriculum, ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills across the whole school.
Our curriculum enables children to listen to, observe and record from first-hand experience as well as from their imagination. Through studying Music as part of meaningful projects, the children are able to develop an appreciation of Music through listening, responding and active participation in musical activities. They will also be able to develop a knowledge of significant musicians and composers, increase critical awareness of the roles and purposes of music in different times and cultures and increasingly analyse works using the language of music. Children analyse composers work and musical styles from Reception to Year 6. Our curriculum allows children to develop their competence in controlling the sound that tuned and un-tuned percussions makes, acquire specific knowledge and become proficient in various musical techniques and processes.
(How is Music, implemented at St Anne’s C of E (A) School?)
Teaching of Music in the Foundation Stage:
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, activities and experiences for pupils are based on the seven areas of learning and development. All activities will provide elements of learning from the Prime Areas (PSED, Physical Development, Communication and Language) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world, Expressive arts and design) of learning. This provision links to the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Music, beginning in Key Stage 1. Activities are also planned to enable children to develop their own Characteristics of Effective Learning:
Playing and Exploring (engagement) - Finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, be willing to have a go.
Active Learning (motivation) - Being involved and concentrating, keeping trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
Creating and Thinking Critically (thinking) - Having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things
Pupils explore and use a variety of instruments and stimulus materials, through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:
Teaching of Music in Key Stage 1:
Pupils are taught:
Teaching of Music in Key stage 2:
Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils are taught:
Children have the opportunity to join the school choir from Year 2. The choir sing a range of songs over the year and find opportunity to perform at a variety of events - local concerts, Stadium Performance - Young Voices as well as perform for local events eg) local nursing homes
The children come together to practice gyms that we sing together in collective worship.
(What is the impact of the Music curriculum on the children at St Anne's (A) Primary School?)
Teachers will feel confident in teaching Music through relevant CPD/lesson observations/learning
walks/feedback/clear routines/using the Music progression of skills framework for their year group,
through the use of Charanga. Teachers will assess Music throughout each unit of work and will use
assessment to inform planning, which is specific to the children’s emerging needs in order to ensure all
children receive high quality teaching. They will be supported in their delivery through the services of the LA Aspire service with trained musicians carrying out specific elements of the curriculum delivery.