At Leamington we want to instil in our children a love of music. We value the unique element of the curriculum that music provides and want the children to understand there are no limitations as to what they can achieve or aspire to be. As part of our commitment to providing a curriculum that inspires our pupils, we have recently invested in providing specialist ukulele lessons for our KS2 pupils. This provides children with first-hand experiences to bring their music lessons to life.
Music Curriculum Intent
In line with our values at Leamington, music allows children to express their creativity and individuality.
Friendship – Supporting each other
Determination – Trying something new
Courage – Performing to an audience
Honesty – Evaluating our own and each other’s performances
Respect – Being a respectful audience
As with all other curriculum areas at our school, we aim to empower our children to become independent and resilient learners. Here at Leamington staff go above and beyond what is expected in terms of delivering the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.
Music Curriculum Implementation
We provide enriching opportunities throughout the school embedded across the curriculum to develop skills and understanding of composition, rhythm and tone. At Leamington we currently follow the Charanga Musical School scheme; providing our teachers with a step-by-step guide to engaging music lessons from ages 5-11. This scheme provides clear assessment and progression steps for staff to provide engaging and exciting music lessons.
Music Curriculum Impact
We have developed a robust set of progression documents that highlight the skills, techniques and knowledge children need at different stages in their primary education. We have highlighted some skills that run across all units, such as singing, composing music and evaluation of their own and other’s work. We use knowledge of these skills to assess children during each music session and we also assess the children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas at the end of each unit and feedback to parents at the end of the year.
Subject Leader: Laura Joyce