Curriculum Intent- Music
At Willen Primary we believe that:
- Music brings communities together through the shared love of music.
- All children should access a progressive and diverse music curriculum.
- Music lessons should engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and express themselves.
- Music lessons should be taught in an inclusive manner for all to achieve and enjoy.
- Pupils should build their self-confidence and creativity through music lessons.
- Children should have the opportunity to perform regularly; whether this is within their classes, whole school performances, or trips outside of school such as Young Voices.
Implementation of Music
- Music lessons are taught weekly for 40 minutes.
- Children also attend a weekly 15-minute singing assembly.
- ‘Musician of the Month’ where children get the opportunity to listen to a range of culturally diverse music from a different musician each month, such as at the beginning of each assembly and through RIC lessons.
- All children learn music through the use of Active Music and free flow activities provided in EYFS. The children are taught key vocabulary, focusing on the skills of -rhythm and pulse, pitch, singing and instrumental activities which is built on in each year group.
- The curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge that the children acquire through previous learning and units.
- In KS2, children listen to a range of culturally diverse music through their RIC lessons (Exceeding Reading). This music links to the Musician of the Month. This happens three times a term. The children answer questions using the skill umbrellas to build their understanding of different genres of music.
- Opportunities to learn an instrument are given within the school day, as part of lessons or as an extra-curricular activity.
- Year 4 receive instrumental lessons through the local music hub.
- In term 1 and 2, Year 6 get the opportunity to use iPads to develop their composition skills through lessons provided by the local music hub.