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Music and Performing Arts
It is our intent for the music element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills Music can offer.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 1
To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
Research - Education Endowment Fund indicates that the impact of arts participation is positive and improved outcomes have been identified in the core subjects- English, mathematics and science. Research suggests that arts participation has a greater effect on average for younger learners and, in some cases for disadvantaged pupils and benefits have been found in both primary and secondary schools. Wider benefits include more positive attitudes to learning and increased well-being.
- Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
- Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.
- Professional musicians with teaching experience to work with Years Three and Four.
- Children get access to being taught by real musicians. (yearly)
- Peripatetic teachers to come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to earn them.
- A love of playing an instrument promoted and encouraged in their ability to do so as a form of expression.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
- Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music.
- Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression.
Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2
To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum.
Research - Education Endowment Fund indicates that the impact of arts participation is positive and improved outcomes have been identified in the core subjects- English, mathematics and science. Research suggests that arts participation has a greater effect on average for younger learners and, in some cases for disadvantaged pupils and benefits have been found in both primary and secondary schools. Wider benefits include more positive attitudes to learning and increased well-being. To know more, to remeber more and to understand more.
- Children will access extra- curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir, singing in the local community and Young Voices.
- Scope for children’s participation and wider opportunities for performing to greater audiences will be increased and therefore musical benefits greatened.
- Musical opportunities will be displayed in school and a whole school choir competition will be promoted and participated in.
- All children get experience of performing to a wider audience. Children will be aware of opportunities available and possibility of accessing them.
- Big picture: Look at and recap previous knowledge/skills that a relevant to the new learning.
- Consistent opportunities for pupils to develop their oral skills, in regards to both listening (eartraining) and using voices/instruments. This must link to the performance aspects of the unit of work.
- Consistent opportunities to listen to and appraise a wide variety of musical genres.
- Consistent opportunities to perform, using voices and a wide variety of musical instruments.
- Explore the inter-related dimensions of music (pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture and structure) and their notation and apply these to appraisal, performance, improvisation and composition.
- Consistent opportunities for pupils to improvise and compose. Reflecting on and evaluating their work.
- Children will participate in wider musical activities.
- Opportunities for improved wellbeing and confidence will be increased.
- Children will gain wider audience performance experience.
- Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.